One particular of the demonstrators is a “bridge layout engineer from London”.
Morgan Trowland, 39, said: “As a experienced civil engineer, every yr as I renew my registration, I commit to performing inside of our code of ethics, which needs me to safeguard human existence and welfare and the atmosphere.
“Our government has enacted suicidal legal guidelines to accelerate oil manufacturing: killing human existence and destroying our environment.
“I cannot challenge this insanity in my desk task, creating bridges, so I’m using direct motion, occupying the QE2 bridge until finally the govt stops all new oil.”
Trowland was accompanied by a 33-12 months-outdated teacher from London identified only as Marcus.
Trowland has been arrested numerous times following Extinction Riot protests.
Essex Law enforcement mentioned: “Our officers are continuing to do the job to solve the situation on the Dartford Crossing right after two folks climbed up on to higher cables early this early morning.
“The QEII bridge is closed to allow us to solve the condition as securely as attainable and a diversion is in spot by the tunnel.
“This is a elaborate procedure owing to the height at which the protestors are now situated and it could take some but we are doing the job as rapidly as achievable.
“We want to be obvious – our precedence is to hold folks safe and maintain Essex going.
“We will acquire motion towards any individual who puts lifetime in risk or things they can selfishly end other folks acquiring to perform or obtaining on with their lives.
“We respect your tolerance and comprehending and will preserve you up-to-date via the day.”