Ten major oil facilities blocked by eco protesters as energy price cap rises

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Activists have blocked the entrance of seven oil terminals in the UK, including London and Birmingham, to stop the government “burning the future”.

Protesters from Just Stop Oil and Extinction Rebellion say they will block “key oil” terminals from around 4am this morning.

In a series of Just Stop Oil tweets gave a number of other locations it will be targeting later in the day in Essex and Hertfordshire.

Police forces have scrambled officers to the protests already underway, with people in high vis jackets pictured sat in front of lorries trying to leave the affected sites.

It said: “Fed up with a government burning your future – Join us on the road.”

It earlier said: “Every drop of oil we burn is fueling climate breakdown which means more and hotter heatwaves, more drought, more starvation, more war and more death.

“Young people know this and they are rightly terrified, it’s their future going up in smoke.”

West Midlands Police warned people nearby to expect delays as a result of the protests.

It tweeted: “We’re currently responding to activists at a site in #Tyburn.

“We are working to deal with this as quickly as possible. Delays are expected this morning on the following roads: Wood Lane, Bromford Lane & Tyburn Road.”

West Midlands Fire Service added: “We have crews in attendance at this incident on Tyburn Road, Birmingham, available to support our colleagues at @WMPoliceif needed.

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“Please avoid the area where possible, due to traffic delays, and follow @wmpolice for any updates.”

Last month protesters from the group tied themselves to goalposts at Premier League games, stopping play for several minutes.

The first happened at Goodison Park during the match between Everton and Newcastle when a man wore an orange t-shirt that read “Just Stop Oil” and had a cable tie around his neck.

A different man protesting for the same cause tied himself to one of the goalposts at the Emirates during the game between Arsenal and Liverpool, as well as Tottenham v West Ham and Wolves v Leeds.

Demonstrations are expected across the country in the coming days over the cost-of-living crisis.

The People’s Assembly said it expects thousands of protesters will take to the streets on Saturday at locations throughout the UK to highlight those suffering “real hardships” due to the combination of rising fuel and food prices, inflation, and low pay.

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