According to Greenpeace, protesters were forced to turn around the Thames after occupying a jetty where a tanker carrying 33,000 tonnes of Russian diesel was supposed to berth.
According to the Campaign Group, 12 activists accessed the navigator terminal in Essex’s Glaze and climbed the pier late Sunday.
Greenpeace says the British government has allowed what it calls “fossil fuel money” to flow to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Essex police said police were called in to report people who accessed the terminal after 11:05 pm on Sunday.
The military said eight people were arrested on suspicion of exacerbation of trespassing, and police officers are working with partners to secure “many other people.”
Greenpeace has several protesters left untouched, one activist on an unloading pipe, another hanging on the pier, and others occupying the pier and docking tankers. Said that it was hindering.
They spread the banner, “Oil fuels war.”
Greenpeace said a 183 meter long vessel was scheduled to be unloaded on Sunday at 11:59 pm.
Greenpeace British oil and gas activist Georgia Whitaker said:
“To confront Putin, submit bills and tackle climate change, the Prime Minister will remove us from fossil fuels as soon as possible, stop wasting ridiculous energy from substandard draft homes, and grow cheap and clean in-house. Renewable power must be prioritized. “
Greenpeace is tracking fossil fuel shipments from Russia.
The government has already banned Russian-owned, operated, or flagged vessels from entering the UK, but nothing prevents ships owned from elsewhere from coming to the UK with Russian oil. is not.
According to Greenpeace, tankers heading to the Essex Terminal are sailing under the Greek flag, but are carrying fuel from the port of Primorsk in Russia.
A spokesman for the Essex police said the police were at the navigator terminal and “working to resolve the situation quickly and safely.”
“Police are not an opposition movement, but they must intervene if they are life-threatening or suspected of breaking the law,” a spokesman said.
“We hope this will be resolved safely and quickly and that officers will be able to return to the protection and service of the Essex people.”