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Extinction Rebellion barricades Esso Oil Terminal site near Heathrow airport

Environmental protesters from Extinction Rebellion and Just Stop Oil caused mayhem for the fourth day in a row this morning as a group of 30 blockaded an oil terminal in London with two bamboo structures.

The demonstrators gathered outside the Esso West London Oil Terminal near Heathrow Airport from the early hours of today as they continued to urge the Government to ‘stop all new fossil fuel investments immediately’.

The activists, who first gathered at 4am, used two large banners which said ‘Stop Fossil Fuels Now’ and ‘Join Us: London 9th April’ – the latter referring to their planned protests starting at London’s Hyde Park from this Saturday.

Activists have been blocking access to oil terminals over the last three days in the likes of London, Birmingham, Southampton, Grays in Essex and Tamworth in Staffordshire – with more than 200 people arrested so far.

It comes as UK motorists continue to suffer at the pumps with petrol prices hitting record levels in recent weeks after Brent crude oil hit a high of $128 last month – up from lows of $19 seen at the peak of the pandemic.