A GROUP of protesters are demonstrating outside the Conservative Club in Pickering this morning.

The 12 women, have chained themselves to the railings and wearing sashes reading “Ban Fracking #WeSaidNo”. Protesters are also outside the town's branch of Barclays Bank.

A spokesperson for the protesters said: “The Suffragette’s had to battle for the most basic rights.

"We are determined to fight with the same dogged determination for our right to clean water and air. We will continue until our government listens to our voices. Every time we complain of poor practice or planning breaches we are told that fracking is safe, and we have gold standard regulation. This is simply not what we are witnessing.”