Dame Vivienne Westwood’s anti-fracking rally cry

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Environmental campaigner and fashion icon Dame Vivienne Westwood urged Lancashire County Council to put people before profits as she joined the demonstrations in Lancashire.

The acclaimed fashion designer and human rights activist travelled to Preston to take part in an anti-fracking rally yesterday.

The council are currently deliberating on whether to allow planning permission to energy company Cuadrilla to drill at two sites Roseacre and Little Plumpton.

And the Dame stood outside County Hall in front of hundreds of people and urged the council to reject the applications.

She said: “What we want is for this council to be responsible to people instead of to profit.”

The 74-year-old was joined by members of Frack Free Lancashire, Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth.

And the Dame said winning this fight was crucial in the battle against fracking.

She said: “We have to win this fight in case we have another fight after this. If we don’t win this fight it puts us in a bad position.”

And a spokesman for Preston police said there was no trouble during yesterday’s rally.

The spokesman said: “There where plenty of peaceful protests yesterday without any issue.”