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Hythe entrance to Exxon Mobil Fawley blocked as Extinction Rebellion and Just Stop Oil protests hit 10 oil terminals nationwide

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ACTIVISTS from Extinction Rebellion have blocked off an entrance to the Fawley Exxon Mobil refinery this morning (Friday) as part of a nationwide protest with Just Stop Oil.

Supporters of the groups arrived at the site with calls for the UK government to stop new oil and gas projects in the UK.

Just Stop Oil reported that "scores of people sat in the road to block oil tankers from leaving each site", while others climbed on top of oil tankers.

Extinction Rebellion protesters at Hythe entrance to Esso oil refinery at Fawley (picture: @xryouthuk)
Extinction Rebellion protesters at Hythe entrance to Esso oil refinery at Fawley (picture: @xryouthuk)

"The Just Stop Oil coalition is demanding an end to the government’s genocidal policy of expanding UK oil and gas production and is calling on all those outraged at the prospect of climate collapse and suffering from the cost of living crisis to stand with us," it said.

"Ordinary people can no longer afford oil and gas, it’s time to Just Stop Oil. It’s funding war and killing people in the global south, while destroying the future for young people everywhere."

Just Stop Oil continued: "Right now ordinary people are being made to pay, while the government wastes £230m a week subsidising the oil industry and energy companies make huge profits.

"There must be no more increases in fuel or heating costs. Fossil fuel companies and the richest must pay.

"The cost of living crisis is not going to end, but we can insulate ourselves from higher fuel prices by getting off oil and gas. No new oil, reduce demand and invest in renewables."

Extinction Rebellion targeted the Fawley site twice last year.

The A&T has approached Exxon Mobil for comment.

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