Businessman defies police warning with horn-honking convoy past fracking site
Brian Morrison speaking at a rally at Preston New Road, 29 September 2017. Photo: DrillOrDrop
Mr Morrison made front page news in Blackpool last week when he was told he would be arrested unless he promised to stop sounding his horn on his daily journeys past the fracking protests. He refused and made a formal complaint. Blackpool Gazette
A Lancashire businessman who had been threatened with arrest for sounding his car horn in support of anti-fracking protesters led a convoy of hooting motorists past Cuadrilla’s shale gas site this morning.
Twenty-eight other cars followed Brian Morrison, honking their horns continuously as they drove past the site at Little Plumpton near Blackpool.
None of the drivers were arrested, although but Mr Morrison said police followed him home and warned him not to organise another convoy.
But he vowed to make the protest a regular event and said he expected more drivers would take part next time.