Extinction Rebellion protest: Activists block entrance to Invergordon oil rig maintenance facility

Extinction Rebellion Scotland protesters block the Invergordon oil rig maintenance facility.

At around 6.50am on Wednesday October 6, members of Extinction Rebellion Scotland began their protest at the Cromarty Firth Port Authority’s Invergordon Service Base facilities.

They placed a 13ft 8in (4.2m) oil rig made from scrap materials with a banner reading ‘Put me out of commission now’ in the road, and four people locked themselves in to support barrels of oil to block traffic.

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Activists also unfurled banners reading ‘Climate Emergency’ and ‘No Future in Fossil Fuels’.

The group calls for an end to fossil fuel extraction and wants to see support for a transition of skilled oil and gas workers to decommissioning and renewable industries, not new oilfields.

Extinction Rebellion (XR) Scotland campaigner John Lardner, 69, said: “The Chatham House report indicates that even if the Paris Agreement carbon emissions were met, we have almost no chance of stay below pre-industrial warming levels. We must act now.

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