Police are in attendance at Stonehenge after two Just Stop Oil supporters vandalised the monument this afternoon.

As previously reported, at around 11am on Wednesday, June 18 two supporters of the protest group ran across to the monument before beginning to spray the iconic rocks  with orange powdered paint.

This comes just a day before thousands of attendees are expected to descend on the site, to celebrate the Summer Solstice.

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A Just Stop Oil spokesperson said: “The UK’s government in waiting has committed to enacting Just Stop Oil’s original demand of ‘no new oil and gas’. However, we all know this is not enough.

"Continuing to burn coal, oil and gas will result in the death of millions. We have to come together to defend humanity or we risk everything. That’s why Just Stop Oil is demanding that our next government sign up to a legally binding treaty to phase out fossil fuels by 2030.

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"Failure to commit to defending our communities will mean Just Stop Oil supporters, along with citizens from Austria, Canada, Norway, the Netherlands and Switzerland will join in resistance this summer, if their own Governments do not take meaningful action.

"Stone circles can be found in every part of Europe showing how we’ve always cooperated across vast distances. We’re building on that legacy.” 

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