Dartford protest sentencing delayed

Two Just Stop Oil protestors convicted of causing a public nuisance occupying the QE2 Bridge at Dartford have had their sentencing delayed because of a lack of legal representation. The pair climbed the bridge last October, causing it to be closed for two days. That led to significant traffic delays in the area. Activists Morgan […]

QEII Bridge protestors to face trial next year

Two men accused of causing the closure of the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge in a protest last month have been committed to stand trial next year. The BBC and other media report that 33-year-old Marcus Decker of no fixed address, pleaded not guilty at Basildon Crown Court to one count of causing a public nuisance. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Protestors ask for M25 speed reduction so they can disrupt the road

The climate group Insulate Britain have announced they have written to National Highways asking for the speed limit on the M25 to be reduced when they protest. In a statement they say they have written to what they are calling the “Highways Agency” and relevant police forces asking that the speed limit be reduced, but […]

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