National Highways obtains new injunction to stop M25 protesters

National Highways has secured a new injunction intended to deter protesters from disrupting England’s busiest motorway. The High Court injunction covers structures on the M25 will remain in place until mid November next year, or until the High Court makes any further order. The injunction, granted before the Honourable Mr Justice Soole, seeks to prevent […]

Sunak “wants Just Stop Oil crackdown”

Police will this week be told by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to crack down on Just Stop Oil protestors who have regularly blocked to Britain’s roads over the past few months. The protest group is planning its latest campaign of disruption in and the Mail on Sunday reports that Mr Sunak has increasingly expressed his […]

National Highways explains protest closure approach

National Highways says that roads must be closed when protestors are close to a carriageway because safety remains its number one priority. The Independent has reported quotes from Sean Martell, who is leading National Highways’ response to protests from organisations like Just Stop Oil, that is not an option because “There is a risk of […]

National Highways secures protest injunctions

National Highways has secured a new injunction as it continues to try to stop protesters from disrupting England’s busiest roads. The High Court has granted a further injunction following an urgent out-of-hours application that specifically seeks to prevent unlawful protests on the M25 motorway. It applies to all individuals although the intent is primarily to […]

Judge to rule on TfL’s Just Stop Oil legal action

A High Court judge should rule today (Monday 31 October) on Transport for London’s request to let them take legal action against more than 180 people who’re thought to be involved in Just Stop Oil protests. London’s Evening Standard newspaper reports that lawyers have told Mr Justice Freedman on Thursday that since the start of October […]

Just Stop Oil protestors accused of having “blood on their hands”

Two activists who climbed the Queen Elizabeth II bridge at Dartford last week are being accused of having “blood on their hands” after two women died in a crash on the nearby M20. The Sun reports that emergency services took longer to arrive than normal because of traffic jams caused by the closure of the […]

QE2 Bridge closure into second day

A closure of the key Queen Elizabeth II crossing between Essex and Kent is into its second day as protestors who climbed the supports continue to occupy the bridge. Essex Police says it’s “working with partners” to try to safely resolve the situation. The protestors are from Just Stop Oil. One is a bridge engineer, […]

Met Police chief says Just Stop Oil protestors “aren’t disruptive enough” to shut down

The Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police says protesters blocking main roads in central London have not yet caused “major disruption”, which is why Police aren’t forcibly removing them from streets. But Sir Mark Rowley has admitted “enormous” policing resources are being taken up dealing with the demonstrations. ITV News has quoted comments made to the […]


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