Just Stop Oil activists protest blocks M25 junctions

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Just Stop Oil activists protest blocks M25 junctions

Climate change Activists carried out planned action targeting England’s busiest motorway.

Several sections of the London’s M25 were closed including Kent, Hertfordshire, Surrey on Monday morning.

The M25 junction J21a-22 road closure has now been lifted. All protestors from earlier have been removed and 5 people have been arrested.

At 10:53pm Herts Police tweeted “We are now responding to reports of protest activity at junction 20 (Kings Langley) of the #M25.

Indigo Rumblelow, 28, a spokesperson for Just Stop Oil from London said: “What did you expect? This Government is complicit in an illegal & unconstitutional plan to issue more licences and consents for new oil & gas — a plan that will take the world over 1.5°C resulting in the collapse of ordered society, the loss of our rights and freedoms and the deaths of millions of people.”

In a tearful video posted from a motorway gantries, protester Louise said she was there because she felt she did not “have a future and you may hate me for doing this, and you’re entitled to hate me, but I wish you would direct all that anger and hatred at our government”.

“What we’re asking for is what all the scientists are asking for, what the United Nations are asking for, the international energy, the IPCC”

Officers are at the scene and several arrests have already been made.

At 9am Herts Police tweeted “We are currently responding to reports of people attempting to climb overhead gantries on the M25, at both junction 22 (London Colney) and junction 23 (South Mimms).

Officers intercepted a group of protestors at junction 22, and several people were arrested.

Other parts of the M25 were closed as Just Stop Oil staged their latest protest.

Junction 6 & 7

Protests are happening around the globe and heightened as governments meet at COP27.

Banner on gantry. Climate Emergency

Essex Police arrested Two people, a man and a woman at junction 30 at 7.30am this morning as they attempted to climb a gantry.

Arrested by Essex Police

The Dartford protest Duo, Morgan & Marcus, have been denied bail since they closed roads for 36 hours last week, by suspending themselves from a 450ft high Bridge across the Thames.

Herts Police arrested two people in connection with protest activity on the M25 in Hertfordshire.

Amy Friel O’Donnell, aged 20 and of Baring Road, London, and Aaron Gunning, aged 23 and of Ebony Crescent, Barnet, have both been charged with intentionally or recklessly causing a public nuisance.

They are due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

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