The Just Stop Oil protests that have disrupted the M25 motorway around London over the past four days are to pause, organisers have said, to give the government time to reconsider issuing fresh licences for oil and gas extraction.
The demonstrators said they had chosen Remembrance Day to halt the action to call on Rishi Sunak “to honour all those who served and loved their country” by ensuring a “liveable future”.
Just Stop Oil staged 32 days of disruption from the end of September and throughout October, which the Metropolitan police said resulted in 677 arrests with 111 people charged, and officers working a total of 9,438 additional shifts.
The action on the M25 has provoked outrage all week – and not only for the disruption caused to commuter journeys.
Earlier in the week, Hertfordshire police came under criticism as it emerged they had arrested members of the media including … Read more