Four protesters permanently banned from British gas stations
A sigh of relief could be heard last week from forecourt owners, after a judge ruled that four protesters who disrupted oil terminals and gas stations in the UK recently, will be permanently banned from those locations.
The four protesters have caused criminal damage worth more than £5,000 at two forecourts on the M25, the British circular motorway around London.
The climate activists are part of a group called Just Stop Oil. Last month, they targeted oil terminals and oil tankers in the Midlands and the south-east of England with blockades and mass trespass.
The government and petrol retailers downplayed the scale of the disruption to fuel deliveries to a certain extent. But there have been widespread reports of petrol station forecourts running dry in various parts of the country.
The four protesters were released on police bail with conditions that stipulated they must not enter any petrol station or obstruct the entrance or exit to any part of a petrol station in England and Wales, or affix themselves to any part of a petrol station or petrol tanker. A further four people have been released under police bail and an additional 27 are still under investigation.
End fossil fuel
Just Stop Oil is a coalition of groups working together to ensure the British government commits to halting new fossil fuel licensing and production. They demand that the government immediately halt all future licensing and consents for the exploration, development and production of fossil fuels in the UK.
foto: Just Stop Oil