The depot in London has only been open a few months and uses high-tech 'just-in-time' methods for loading and stock control. Six protestors formed a steel arm ring to block the 'goods in' gate, whilst two others locked on with D locks to the 'goods out' gate. Rattled Sainsbury's security guards were nonplussed, and helpfully closed the gates which were promptly padlocked by the demonstrators. As workers at the depot got over their shock, some expressed support for the action.
The depot was finally shut for 2 1/2 hours before heavy handed Essex police moved in and arrested the arm-locked protestors before dragging them away on wheeled pallets. Later, the two D locked protestors voluntarily moved, and two others were assulted by police when they tried to block a lorry entering. 8 arrests were made in total.