Blockades of fuel terminals across the country are planned to last “as long as possible”, an Extinction Rebellion activist has said.
Protesters from Just Stop Oil and Extinction Rebellion have forced Exxon Mobil to suspend operations at three of its sites this morning by blocking the roads outside.
Sites in Birmingham, Kent, Essex, Southampton, and others have been affected, with Essex Police confirming six arrests have been made so far.
Extinction Rebellion activist Andy Smith told a press conference this morning: “The plan is to blockade those sites for as long as possible.
“I believe the conversations that have been had between rebels on the ground and oil workers on the sites have been very positive, and that there is a general agreement that oil and fossil fuel extraction has to stop.
“I’m fully aware that people working on these sites are also concerned about these issues.”