Fracking protesters in symbolic action
56ft wind turbine blade blockades Salford site
No Dash for Gas campaigners assembled the 56 ft blade in a "symbolic action" outside the Barton Moss fracking site in Salford at 05:30am on 16th December.
A spokesperson for IGas, which operates the site, said the company respected anyone's right to protest, but said the action disrupted the neighbourhood.
No Dash for Gas said about 50 activists unloaded the 1.5-tonne blade from a lorry and assembled it but IGas said there were only 30.
A spokesperson for the group said: "This is a symbolic action - there are environmentally-friendly forms of renewable energy that we should be pursuing."
Sandra Denton, one of the people who put the blade in place, added: "We've delivered this early Christmas gift to IGas to remind them that we don't need damaging, risky and polluting energy sources like oil and gas to power the UK."
A statement from IGas said: "We do not condone any protest activity which impacts the right of local people to go about their daily lives and work.
"We continue to operate in accordance with all the necessary regulation and permitting."