Climate campaigners blockaded an entrance to the UK’s largest oil refinery, at Fawley in Hampshire today.
A petition against plans to restrict protests has been signed by more than 600,000 people, the organisers said today.
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The High Court has granted a final injunction to UK Oil & Gas to prevent specific protests at its Horse Hill site by a small number of activists.
UK Oil & Gas was back at the High Court this morning in what could be the final hearing in its long-running attempt to restrict protests outside its sites.
The government should drop its plan to ban noisy protests in England and Wales, a parliamentary committee has warned.
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BP’s Hamble oil terminal near Southampton has been blocked by Extinction Rebellion climate campaigners
A controversial law to increase police powers to control protests was included in the Queen’s Speech this morning. The speech also included other already-announced plans for new environmental targets, an overhaul of the planning system and changes to the way public decisions could be challenged in court.
Opposition MPs have criticised government plans to give police greater powers to control protests as “draconian, undemocratic and disproportionate”.