Just Stop Oil ‘sorry’ for leaving plastic waste near farm protest site

About 50 activists were arrested at the site a week ago when they blocked tankers entering and leaving the oil terminal for around four and a half hours.

The protest group, which wants an immediate end to licenses for exploration, development and production of oil and gas in the UK, said the dumping of waste was not comparable to the environmental destruction of fuels fossils.

“If you are more outraged and furious at this little mess than at the threat to land, people and wildlife posed by the climate crisis, then you need to think again,” he said in a statement. “The damage that is coming in, aided and supported by our government cannot be picked up and taken away.”

Protesters walk freely out of court

Five of the protesters walked out of court on Tuesday after admitting breaching an injunction against the blockade of the oil terminal, which also prevented a worker from attending a medical appointment.

The protesters were accused of ‘stretching’ police resources dealing with the Queen’s funeral by Judge Emma Kelly at Birmingham Crown Court.

The judge jailed each of the protesters for 23 days, but suspended the sentences for two years because it was their “first offence”.

Condemning them, she said: “Your actions have caused significant harm to Warwickshire Police when resources were already stretched thin by the Queen’s death.

“Simply because of the large number of you who had chosen to congregate in one place, it created a clearly significant risk of harm if the police were needed elsewhere.”

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