Fracking protests set to continue
Protesters have said they are determined to continue their protest against fracking despite the camp becoming much quieter.
A heavy police presence remained outside the Cuadrilla site in London Road, Balcombe, despite there being nowhere near the same number of protesters as on Monday.
Officers lined up in front of the entrance of the site ahead of the second day of direct action by anti-fracking protesters but the camp remained calm and relaxed as the opponents held meetings and chatted to one another.
Two lorries have already entered the West Sussex site, with demonstrators marching in front, linking arms as the vehicles made their way down the road.
Protester George Barda, 37, said he had seen two people taken away by police so far.
He said: "It seems really shameful that they are trying to give the impression to the world of being democratic when they are now snatching people one by one. That's the second snatch I've seen this morning. The first one was a 50-year-old yoga teacher and the girl they've just taken is so sweet and lovely."
But the protest has so far been peaceful with many demonstrators chatting to police officers.
Campaigners No Dash For Gas said that, although groups of people may protest outside the site, they had no plans for a second day of action. Ewa Jasiewicz said: "Today we are not taking action. We are having meetings and deciding what to do next. But we will be coming back, it is not a sprint, it's a marathon."
Natalie Hynde, daughter of Pretenders singer Chrissie Hynde, and her partner Simon Medhurst were among the protesters. The pair appeared, with 12 others, at Crawley Magistrates' Court last week charged under Section 241 of the Trade Union Labour Relations Act for attempting to stop drivers and other workers from accessing the site last month.
Sussex Police tried to stop the protesters from returning to London Road by asking for a bail condition banning them from the parish of Balcombe but magistrates released them all on unconditional bail, allowing them to return to the camp.