PROTESTORS have blocked oil depots in Essex again as their action continues for a third day.

Group JustStopOil are reportedly at multiple locations in the county as they continue their protests against "expanding oil and gas production."

The group continue to demand action over the use of fossil fuels, as those involved call on the government to stop any expansion of UK oil and gas production.

In a tweet, the campaigners have revealed they are once again at the Thames Oilport in Corringham.

It is also reported that they are at other locations in Essex as well. 

This follows two days of protests on Friday, April 1, and Saturday, April 2.

Police have arrested a total of 83 people following the protests in the Thurrock district over the last two days, on suspicion of a variety of offence.

Essex Police have since issued a statement, confirming more arrests have taken place today, taking the total over 150.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "We have now arrested a total of 155 people following protests in the Thurrock district.

"57 people were arrested yesterday, Saturday 2 April.

"A further 35 people have been arrested today, Sunday 3 April.

"We arrested 63 people on Friday, 1 April.

"The people were arrested on suspicion of a variety of offences.

"We continue to work with our partners including Thurrock Council, and our blue light colleagues to manage the situation."

Assistant Chief Constable Rachel Nolan added: “The operational and logistical challenges my officers have faced in the last 48 hours have been exceptional.

“We continue to work today with our key partners to bring these protests to a swift and safe conclusion, and to minimise community impact.

“A priority has been to reopen the sites disrupted by these protests, and I am pleased with the progress we are making.

“I want to once again be clear: policing is not anti-protest, but we must intervene where there is a risk to life or where laws are being broken, and we will do so.”