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Where are protests taking place?

Strikes and protests have been staged across the UK in support of a mass walkout by energy workers angry at the use of foreign workers on a Lincolnshire construction project.

A mass meeting at the Lindsey Oil Refinery, which later dispersed, was attended by hundreds as solidarity action broke out across the country:

• Hundreds of workers employed by BP and INEOS at Grangemouth Oil Refinery in central Scotland agreed to walk out at a meeting. INEOS said the site was safe and fully operating.

Map of protests by UK energy workers
1. Grangemouth oil refinery, Central Scotland
2. Scottish Power's Longannet power station, Fife
3. Scottish Power's Cockenzie power station, East Lothian
4. Shell gas processing plant, St Fergus, Aberdeenshire
5. British Energy power station, Torness, East Lothian
6. Mossmorran chemical plant, Fife
7. Npower Aberthaw power station, south Wales
8. South Hook natural gas terminal, Milton Haven, Pembrokeshire
9. ICI chemical refinery at Wilton, Teesside
10. Corus steel plant near Redcar, Teeside
11. Scottish & Southern's Fiddler's Ferry power station, Cheshire
12. AES Kilroot power station, County Antrim
13. Marchwood power station, Hampshire

• The Unite trade union said about 1,000 contractors at five other Scottish sites also took action - at Scottish Power's Longannet and Cockenzie power stations, in Fife and East Lothian, Shell's St Fergus gas plant in Aberdeenshire, British Energy's Torness facility in East Lothian and Mossmorran chemical plant, in Fife.

• South Wales Police attended a protest at Aberthaw Power Station, which organisers said involved around 50 people peacefully rallying outside the main gate.

• Cleveland Police confirmed that around 400 demonstrators protested at the gates of the former ICI complex at Wilton, Teesside. About 150 assembled outside the Corus steel plant, near Redcar.

• Some 300 contractors walked out from Fiddlers Ferry power station, on the banks of the River Mersey at Warrington, Cheshire. The staff will return to work on Monday.

• GMB union stewards at the South Hook Liquified Natural Gas terminal in Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, said around 1,000 workers walked out on Friday. The one-off action did not involve a protest at the site, they added.

• About 30 workers walked out of Kilroot Power station just outside Larne, County Antrim, on Friday.

• On Thursday, workers at BP's Dimlington gas terminal in East Yorkshire and its chemical manufacturing plant in Saltend, Hull, had also walked out in support of the Lincolnshire workers.

• Hundreds of contract workers at the Conoco Phillips oil refinery - neighbour to the Lindsey site - also took part on Thursday.

• At Marchwood Power Station in Hampshire, 140 contract workers employed by Siemans downed tools at 1000 GMT on Friday following a meeting.

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