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Sixteen activists from eco-mob Just Stop Oil have been arrested following a demostration outdoors Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s west London dwelling.

The group have been referred to as for a halt on fossil gasoline exploration within the United Kingdom. The protest group stated round 18 individuals gathered outdoors Sunak’s Kensington property and beat pots and pans whereas carrying placards stating: “COP Failure=Crop Failure”, “No rest for the Wicked” and “Arrest the Real Criminals”.

Just Stop Oil stated that police attended and detained the protesters on the scene with the Met Police later confirming 16 arrests. It stated in an announcement on its web site: “There should be no rest for the wicked. Rishi Sunak has already abandoned the promises he made to his own children on climate – he should have listened to them.

“New oil and gas is a sealed death warrant for the young and those who have done the least to contribute to this crisis.It’s disgraceful that an unelected Prime Minister should throw our futures away to squeeze out more profit for his fossil fuel lobbyist cronies.

“Any politician who has the slightest desire to represent the interests of the British people would immediately ban all new licences for oil and gas in the UK.”

Community employee Pia Bastide, 29, advised the PA information company: “People with flooded homes can’t sleep. Children dying from starvation can’t sleep. Communities staring down wildfires can’t sleep. So why should climate criminals like Rishi Sunak get a peaceful night’s sleep?”

Protesters have been joined by musician Louise Harris who performed her protest track We Tried – which has beforehand reached primary within the iTunes singles chart.

No 10 has declined to touch upon the incident. While a Metropolitan Police spokesman stated: “We have arrested 16 Just Stop Oil activists following a protest in Kensington SW5 this evening.

“They have been taken to a number of central London police stations where they remain in custody. Enquiries are ongoing.”

The protest comes after Greenpeace activists scaled Mr Sunak’s North Yorkshire dwelling in August in protest towards the Government’s determination to develop North Sea oil drilling have been launched on police bail.

Four individuals have been arrested after they used ladders and ropes to climb on the grade II-listed manor home in Kirby Sigston and drape oil-black cloth over the property.

A fifth activist was later arrested on suspicion of inflicting a public nuisance in reference to the stunt.