Here we go again: Just Stop Oil zealots hold up traffic as they stage ANOTHER road protest in London
Just Stop Oil activists have staged another protest in London this morning as they take to the streets to hold up traffic once again.
Video footage on social media shows protesters ‘slow walking’ on the roads of Putney, causing large delays for Londoners as long queues of traffic form behind them.
The eco-group confirmed they had begun to disrupt roads shortly after 8.30am on Friday, writing on Twitter: ‘We are marching to protect rights, lives and livelihoods in a time-honoured method of resistance.
‘We are doing what the Suffragettes did, what the Civil Rights movements did. Suella Braverman’s anti-democratic crackdown won’t stop us.’
Just Stop Oil began a new form of protest this week which involves them entering the road and walking very slowly in order to hold up traffic. They are demanding that the government ban all new fossil fuel projects, which are a leading cause of global warming.
A group of around 10 protesters were filmed blocking roads in Putney shortly after 8.30am
The Met Police issued a statement at 8.41am saying that protesters had begun slow-marching on Uxbridge Road at around 8am.
They added: ‘Police are quickly on scene and engaging with protesters to minimise disruption to Londoners.’
After announcing protesters had taken to the roads in Putney, the group said a second team had blocked Mile End Road.
A spokesperson said: ‘We won’t be deterred by changes to protest laws or how strongly the police enforce those laws.
‘Just Stop Oil supporters understand that this is irrelevant when we face mass starvation, mass death and the collapse of ordered human society.’
They later added: ‘Do your worst Suella Braverman. But understand this: You and this Government will go down in history as cowards who did not have the guts to look reality in the face.
‘As criminals who consigned millions to starvation, misery and death.’
Shortly before 9am activists had made their way onto Putney Bridge, where they continued to block traffic. A large police presence was pictured at the scene, with reports that around 10 people were involved.
Meanwhile on Mile End Road video footage showed a man grabbing signs off protesters before police officers told him to stop.
The man responded: ‘Stop what?’ before he was escorted away from the marchers. Activists were then able to pick the banners back up to continue using.
A third team then began marching in Ealing, Just Stop Oil said, with video footage showing the group declaring their intention to slow-march ‘every day’.
Just Stop Oil protesters take part in a slow march in central London on Thursday
On Thursday, activists took to central London roads including Oxford Street, bring traffic to a virtual standstill.
They moved off the road and onto pavements after the Metropolitan Police issued a dispersal order to prevent a further stunt on Waterloo Bridge.
A spokesman said that ‘conditions’ were issued to protesters at around 8.45am, and asked them to move out of the road as their slow walk ‘was causing severe and deliberate disruption to those going about their daily business.’
The protesters complied and moved out of the road.
This is a breaking news story and is being updated.
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