Just Stop Oil protesters block Essex refinery and glue hands to truck: 'We are in civil resistance'

Just Stop Oil protesters in Essex
Just Stop Oil protesters in Essex

It is the 12th day of action organised by Just Stop Oil

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The group launched a protest in Purfleet, Essex, today.

An Esso oil refinery is situated on the outskirts of the town, along with a number of fuel tanker depots.

Confirming the news on social media, the group posted: "We are in civil resistance.

"This morning we occupied a tanker on the roads near Purfleet terminal to stop the flow of oil."

Essex Police are at the scene.

Protesters jumped the oil truck
Protesters jumped the oil truck
Just Stop Oil protesters blocking roads near the Essex depot
Just Stop Oil protesters blocking roads near the Essex depot

It is the 12th day of action by Just Stop Oil, and it comes after they had their first day off since April 1 yesterday.

A campaign spokesperson said: "We decided to give them a break."

It comes a day after Extinction Rebellion protesters stormed Lloyd's of London, causing chaos in the capital.

Some 60 protesters sat outside the front-doors and on top of the London building on Lyme Street, to demand the financial giant stops insuring oil and gas projects.