Friends of the Earth groups around the world took action to mark the second annual global day of action against fracking, known as the Global Frackdown on Saturday October 19.

The Global Frackdown is part of the Global month of action on energy, which was launched on October 11 and will continue until the vital UN Climate Change Conference which begins in Warsaw on November 11th.

Among the highlights were Friends of the Earth Scotland’s action at the conference of the Scottish National Party, in Perth; a persuasive letter from Friends of the Earth South Africa to President Jacob Zuma, laying out the reasons why South Africa should take action immediately; and dozens of local actions by campaigners and community groups in England Wales and Northern Ireland.

Learn more about the Global Frackdown and read about events that took place worldwide.

Image: PERTH, UK – 19th October 2013: Environmental protestors erect a giant drilling rig outside the SNP Party Conference at Perth Concert Hall to call for a ban on unconventional gas extraction. The demonstrators and members of the community in Scotland joined as part of Global Frackdown Day to show their opposition and voice their concerns to MSP’s. Pictured MSP Paul Wheelhouse stands with demonstrators. (MAVERICK PHOTO AGENCY)