Just Stop Oil protester breaks down in tears and reveals 'some of us will be wearing nappies'

'I am so frightened and I don’t know how we’re not all panicking,' Laura Norton, spokeswoman for Just Stop Oil said through tears

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Just Stop Oil protesters are wearing nappies and taking Imodium so they can continue their sit out until Boris Johnson signs an agreement that says he will no longer invest in oil and gas.

Speaking to GB News spokeswoman for the activist group Laura Norton broke down in tears as she made an impassioned plea to diverge from fossil fuels and invest in renewable energy.

Through tears, she said: “I am so frightened and I don’t know how we’re not all panicking. Our children might not live to 30 because there won’t be a habitable planet anymore.

“People have to stop oil or we’re going to see the end of human-kind.

Spokeswoman for Just Stop Oil Laura Norton
Spokeswoman for Just Stop Oil Laura Norton
Laura Norton breaks down in tears
Laura Norton breaks down in tears

“We’re going to stay here until the government stop all new licenses and investigations into oil and gas.

"As soon as Boris Johnson signs that paper, we will move that instant. But until then, normal people like us, who don’t want to be here, will stay as long as we can."

Ms Norton added: “We're very cold... some of us will be wearing adult incontinence pants, some of us will be taking Imodium, so it's uncomfortable.”

Just Stop Oil said it blocked “10 critical oil terminals” across the UK today, including Exxon Mobil UK, one of the country’s largest privately-owned underground oil pipeline distribution networks.

Activists from Just Stop Oil during one of their blockades at the Esso depot in Wood Lane, Birmingham early on Friday
Activists from Just Stop Oil during one of their blockades at the Esso depot in Wood Lane, Birmingham early on Friday

Activists are sitting on roads and on the top of oil tankers to prevent them leaving the sites.

Exxon Mobil UK wrote on Twitter: “Small protests are currently underway outside our Hythe, Birmingham and West London fuel terminals.

“While we respect the right to peaceful protest, our priority is the safety of our people, our neighbours, the protestors and our operations.

“We are working with the police to ensure that safety is maintained.”

The firm said it had temporarily suspended operations at the locations mentioned, but its other terminals at Purfleet and Avonmouth were not affected.

Just Stop Oil supporters have disrupted Premier League football matches by running onto the pitch and tying themselves to goalposts in recent weeks.

Just Stop Oil said in a statement: “The Just Stop Oil coalition is demanding an end to the Government’s genocidal policy of expanding UK oil and gas production and is calling on all those 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.”

West Midlands Police tweeted: “We are working to deal with this as quickly as possible.”

The force added that delays were expected on Wood Lane, Bromford Lane and Tyburn Road.