Eco-protesters have blocked service stations and vandalised pumps on the M25 this morning, infuriating motorists at the height of rush-hour on the UK’s busiest motorway.
Protesters have been arrested as they attempt to force the government to act now on fossil fuels by damaging petrol pumps so that ‘no fuel is available’.
Around 32 activists from Just Stop Oil have blocked Clacket Lane, Cobham and Thurrock services, and also claim to have disrupted petrol and diesel supplies from local depots since yesterday. The depots affected included Navigator, Grays and Kingsbury.
At least 31 people were arrested this morning across all four sites, including the services on each side at Clacket Lane. In a statement, Surrey Police said activists have damaged fuel pumps and glued themselves to the forecourts.
Three petrol stations remain completely closed, both the eastbound and westbound sites at Clacket Lane in Surrey, and Thurrock in Essex. Fuel is …