16 protesters arrested outside Rishi Sunak’s London home
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16 protesters arrested outside Rishi Sunak’s London home.

There have been sixteen arrests made after a protest staged by the anti-oil campaign group Just Stop Oil outside Rishi Sunak’s home in west London on Wednesday evening led to 16 arrests.

A spokesperson for Just Stop Oil said approximately 18 people gathered at the Kensington property holding placards and beat pots and pans to make themselves heard in protest.

At the time of the incident, it is not known whether the prime minister and his family were inside the building.

It has been reported by the Metropolitan Police that the arrestees have been transferred to a number of central London police stations and remain in custody.

“Wide awake disruption” is what Just Stop Oil has called the protest, with some of its placards proclaiming “no rest for the wicked” as part of its statement.

The group pointed out that it was opposed to the prime minister’s decision to grant 100 new licences for oil and gas exploration in the North Sea back in July.

After scaling the house with ladders and ropes, four people were arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage and causing a nuisance after scaling it with ladders and ropes.