Six suspected Just Stop Oil organisers arrested at community centre

Six people suspected of being Just Stop Oil organisers have been arrested, the Metropolitan Police said.

The six were arrested during an event at an east London community centre on Thursday night.

They were detained under the Public Order Act which makes it illegal to conspire to disrupt national infrastructure.

A statement from the Metropolitan Police said: “We know Just Stop Oil plan to disrupt airports and thousands of holidaymakers this summer.

“Tonight, our officers made six arrests during an event at an east London community centre.

“We believe some of those in custody are key organisers for Just Stop Oil.

“We continue to work with airport operators and others to prevent significant disruption.

“Activists do not have the right to commit criminal acts that may also endanger themselves and others.

“Anyone who disrupts the safety and security of an airport can expect to be dealt with swiftly and robustly.”