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11/09/2015 15:14 BST | Updated 11/09/2015 16:59 BST

Dame Vivienne Westwood Drives Tank To David Cameron's House In Fracking Protest

Fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood has driven a tank to David Cameron's house in a protest against the Prime Minister's plans to drill for shale gas.

The protest is taking place outside Cameron's Witney constituency home in Oxfordshire, over concerns that chemicals used during the fracking could harm the environment.

The 74-year-old came out in force to oppose the new fracking licenses which are being pushed through parts of northern England.

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Vivienne Westwood on top of a white tank, on the way to David Cameron's house

During the anti-establishment protest, Westwood said: “Cameron accuses foreign leaders such as President Gaddafi and President Assad of supposedly using chemicals on their own people as a justification for regime change.

“But he is doing precisely that here in Britain by forcing toxic, life-threatening fracking chemicals on his own people against the advice of his own chief scientist.

“It’s time for regime change in Britain. Cameron plans to force householders to surrender their land and endure fracking underneath their homes. Britons no longer have any choice but to fight back.”

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In August it was announced that large areas of Yorkshire, the north-west and the east Midlands are to be opened up to the drilling process after the government announced it will offer a fresh round of licences for oil and gas exploration.

Areas near Leeds, Sheffield, Lincoln and Nottingham are to be offered to companies in an expansion plan that some green groups predict will trigger “hundreds of battles” over the future of the countryside.

Video originally posted by Thames Valley News.

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