Black cab driver tells Just Stop Oil mob to ‘get a job’ as activists glue themselves to the road blocking busy junction in central London before police make 16 arrests

  • Eco zealots set up roadblock at busy junction near Holborn tube station
  • Some glued themselves to the road the tarmac and are being unstuck by police 
  • A frustrated motorist was seen ripping a banner out of the hands of a protestor
  • Sixteen people arrested for blocking four junctions, which are now open again

Police have arrested 16 Just Stop Oil activists are they blocked a busy junction in central London this morning on day 21 of protests that have wreaked havoc across the capital.

Eco zealots caused gridlock as they blocked a road junction near Holborn tube station at around 10.50am, over demands the Government halts all new oil and gas production.

Some sat in the road with banners while others glued themselves onto the tarmac. Meanwhile, an angry motorist ripped a banner out of the hands of a protestor.

The Metropolitan Police said that they were dealing with 16 protesters sitting at four junctions, blocking traffic at Kingsway.

Five protesters had glued themselves to the road and required being unstuck by a specialist team.

Sixteen protesters were arrested for wilful obstruction of the highway connecting Kingsway and High Holborn. 

Little over an hour after the roadblock started, police said the mob had been taken into custody at a central London police station, and all four junctions are now open. 

Around 22 eco protestors stopped traffic at a road junction near Holborn tube station this morning

Cars have stopped as Just Stop Oil activists roadblock a busy junction in central London causing standstill traffic

Cars have stopped as Just Stop Oil activists roadblock a busy junction in central London causing standstill traffic

An angry motorist ripped the banner out of the hands of a protestor after Just Stop Oil protestors caused a roadblock in Holborn this morning

An angry motorist ripped the banner out of the hands of a protestor after Just Stop Oil protestors caused a roadblock in Holborn this morning

The group is demanding the Government halts all new oil and gas production.

The group is demanding the Government halts all new oil and gas production.

One protestor, Patrick Walker, 33, a council worker from Newport, said: ‘I realised then the government wouldn’t listen and I had to take action if I wanted a future for my family. I have no choice but to resist.’ 

Adam Beard, 53, a gardener from Stroud, said he was taking action because he’s ‘had enough of government lies and inaction on the climate crisis’.

He added: ‘I hope that my actions in support of Just Stop Oil will inspire other ordinary people like me to step forward and take a stand against this government’s disastrous energy policies.’

Today’s roadblock marks 21 days of protests that have wreaked havoc across the capital. 

Police have made 539 arrests so far.

Advertisement



Source link