Extinction Rebellion: Protesters break into oil refinery in Hampshire

Extinction Rebellion
Extinction Rebellion

Other protesters have cut through electric fences on the site, said a statement issued by the group.

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Extinction Rebellion protesters, joined by two British Olympians, have climbed two 50ft tall silos after breaking into a Hampshire oil refinery.

Joined by the Beverley Geronimo, the climate groups pink boat, they have blocked the main road entrance to the ExxonMobil refinery at Fawley.

Other protesters have cut through electric fences on the site, said a statement issued by the group.

The two British Olympians are Laura Baldwin and Etienne Stott, they along with Extinction Rebellion, are calling for Exxon Mobil to stop a planned expansion at the Fawley refinery, and for the government to stop investment in fossil fuels.

Banners on the silo say "climate emergency" and "no future in fossil fuels".

Beverley Geronimo boat
Beverley Geronimo boat