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60-hour oil terminal occupation comes to end after 30 activists arrested

A SIXTY-HOUR occupation of an oil terminal near Glasgow finally came to an end on Thursday with over 30 arrests. 

Supporters of the Just Stop Oil group launched the action at the Nustar Clydebank facility in West Dunbartonshire at 4am on Tuesday.  

The climate activists blockaded the site by locking onto the entrance while others clambered onto oil silos and pipes within the terminal. It ended around 60 hours later on Thursday afternoon.

Scotland Police said that 31 people had been arrested and charged with various offences. 

The blockade was the first action of its kind in Scotland by Just Stop Oil since the group began targeting oil infrastructure across England from April 1 as part of its campaign to demand the government end all new fossil fuel projects. 

The protesters had argued that oil extraction from the North Sea was having “disastrous impacts for Scotland.” 

A government spokesperson branded the activists “naive,” claiming that ending North Sea oil and gas would “would put energy security and British jobs at risk, and simply increases foreign imports, while not reducing demand.”

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