Hundreds of climate activists taking part in the Crude Awakening direct action march through Stratford le-Hope heading for Coryton oil refinery. The police has by now decided to stop the protest and have blocked the road but the activist take to the fields to bypass the police.
Crude Oil Awakening is a coalition of climate change activist groups. On Saturday Oct 16 they shut the only entrance to Coryton oil refinery in Essex, UK with the aim of highlighting the issues of climate change and the burning of fossil fuels. The blockade meant that a great number of trucks with oil were not able to leave the refinary during the day of action.