Just Stop Oil protesters vow to bring M25 to a standstill this week – 'I have no choice!'

Members of the Just Stop Oil protest group took part in civil action earlier today, climbing on overhead signs and hanging banners above the M25. As a result of the five supporters, police were forced to close sections of the motorway.

The environmental action organisation said they were doing this in response to the record-breaking temperatures seen yesterday.

Lincolnshire saw temperatures reach as high as 40.3C, while fires were seen all around London, prompting firefighters to declare a major incident.

They are demanding that the Government calls an immediate halt to new oil and gas projects in the UK.

It is said that this is the first necessary step to ensure a “liveable future”.

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Another supporter of Just Stop Oil, Louise Lancaster, a former teacher from Cambridge, is calling on the Government to urgently intervene.

She said: “The world is burning, it’s got to be obvious now to the people of this country, you have been lied to, fobbed off by the Government and media fuelled by the oil barons and their greed. 

“We have a serious, serious emergency; action needs to be taken. The Government must not licence 40 new oil fields. 

“The Government must take swift action to stand by its climate pledges and protect the future for our young people.”

On July 23, Just Stop Oil and other environmental activists will march and sit down in Westminster to helo create “mass civil resistance”.

A third protestor, Emma Mani, lived most of her life in India, saying she can’t live in the UK with integrity knowing she was doing nothing to “save the billion people I have left behind.”

She added: “You’ve experienced 40C. Are you ready for 50C? The UK is on fire. Our house is on fire, but you didn’t listen then. 

“Listen now. Take action. Your Government doesn’t give a f***. I don’t want to do this. I have no choice.”

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