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Police scuffle with oil refinery protesters in Essex

Hundreds of climate campaigners blockaded an an oil refinery in Essex .

The protest began when 12 women locked themselves to immobilized vehicles on an access road to the Coryton site to hold back oil tankers.

Police were called to the scene in Stanford-le-Hope at 1130 BST as about 400 people claiming to be affiliated to the group Crude Awakening joined them.

The protestors later left the site but claimed they had stopped about 50 tankers during the demonstration. Essex Police said no arrests had been made.

  • 16 Oct 2010
  • From the section UK