Police have fired rubber bullets, stun grenades and teargas on protesters in Ennerdale.
Protesters are barricading roads with rocks and burning tires, making it difficult for people to enter or leave the area.
The protest started in early hours of Tuesday, and residents say they will not stop protesting until their grievances are heard.
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