Just Stop Oil target Harrods: Eco-mob fling orange paint over entrance to world-famous Knightsbridge store and begin sit-down protest on road outside

  • Two eco-zealots sprayed store in Knightsbridge, central London, at around 9am as part of ongoing protest 
  • A further 20 supporters of the group have also glued themselves to the road directly outside the store 
  • Comes as police have made more than 500 arrests as group carries out ‘civil resistance’ throughout October 
  • Protesters sprayed an Aston Martin garage in Park Lane with orange paint in a largely similar stunt on Sunday 

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Just Stop Oil protesters have sprayed the front of the world-famous Harrods store in orange paint and are staging a sit-down protest on the road outside.

Two eco-zealots sprayed the iconic store in Knightsbridge, central London, at around 9am as part of an ongoing protest over new oil and gas licences and consents.

A further 20 supporters of the group have also glued themselves to the road outside, with others using locks to attach themselves together.

Pictures show the group wearing orange jackets and holding banners aloft as they block the road.

It comes as police have made more than 500 arrests so far this month as Just Stop Oil carries out continues its ‘civil resistance’ throughout October. 

On Sunday, protesters sprayed orange paint over an Aston Martin showroom in Park Lane, before more than a dozen blocked a four-lane road nearby in a similar stunt.

A spokesperson for the group said: ‘Just Stop Oil supporters have stopped traffic on Knightsbridge in London and sprayed paint on the outside of Harrods to demand that the government halts all new oil and gas licences and consents

‘At 9am today, 20 Just Stop Oil supporters walked onto Knightsbridge in central London and disrupted traffic by sitting in the road with banners. 

‘Some supporters glued onto the tarmac and others locked themselves together. 

‘Two supporters have also sprayed the outside of Harrods department store with orange paint.’

Two eco-zealots sprayed the iconic store in Knightsbridge, central London, at around 9am as part of an ongoing protest

More to follow. 

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