Protesters block UK fuel terminals

Tankers have been blocked at 10 UK sites by Extinction Rebellion and Just Stop Oil protest groups

Just Stop Oil protestors

Members of a group called Just Stop Oil, along with Extinction Rebellion, have blocked 10 oil terminals in the UK this morning.

In a statement published today, the extremist groups claim hundreds of supporters blocked terminals around London, Birmingham and Southampton. They are demanding that the UK government ends new oil and gas projects in the UK.

According to the group, some members of the protest have targeted tankers by climbing on top of them, while others sat in the road to block tankers from leaving. Exxon Mobil, one of the companies affected, says it has been forced to temporarily suspend operations at some sites.

The Just Stop Oil says it wants everyone “outraged at the prospect of climate collapse and suffering from the cost of living crisis to stand with us. Ordinary people can no longer afford oil and gas, it’s time to Just Stop Oil. It’s funding war and killing people in the global south, while destroying the future for young people everywhere.”

According to media reports, at least six people have been arrested at Thurrock, Essex, with police advising drivers to avoid the area. Other sites targeted include the Hamble facility near Southampton, and Kingsbury in Warwickshire.

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