Eco-activist protestors have blocked off part of the M25 near Surrey, causing severe delays.

One arrest has been made for causing danger to road users as Just Stop Oil protestors climb motorway signs in what they are calling “a civil resistance against our criminal government.”

The M25 between junctions 14 and 15 is closed in both directions and Surrey Police are warning people to also avoid junction 10 anti-clockwise as one lane remains closed due to the protestors.

Surrey Comet: Traffic has been piling up due to protestors (photo: Twitter / @Bangers173)Traffic has been piling up due to protestors (photo: Twitter / @Bangers173)

A spokesperson for Just Stop Oil said: “This is without doubt the most important moment in UK history.

“All time temperature records are being obliterated and thousands of people are expected to die from heatstroke.

“We have a clear demand: that the UK government makes a statement that it will immediately halt all future licensing and consents for the exploration, development and production of fossil fuels in the UK.

“This is the necessary first step to ensuring a liveable future.”

The group have urged people not to travel on the M25 from today until Friday, July 22 as they are planning to occupy the motorway for all three days.

A spokesperson from Surrey Police said: “We're dealing with a protest on the M25 just past junction 10 of the anti-clockwise carriageway this morning.

“Three lanes are currently closed.

“We will keep you informed of further updates. In the meantime, please avoid the area.”

They later added: “Two lanes have now been re-opened and a woman has been arrested for causing danger to road users.”