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A video shows the moment a furious HGVpassenger confronts Just Stop Oil eco-zealots as they hold up London commuters in yet another slow-walking protest.
Around 20 demonstrators took to Shooters Hill Road near Greenwich from 8am this morning, wearing the distinctive Just Stop Oil orange hi-vis vests and holding banners.
Other protesters took to the roads around central London’s Marble Arch, where police cleared the road of nine slow-moving cyclists 15 minutes later. Some demonstrators were breaking bail conditions to participate in the disruption, the climate campaign group said.
Protesters at Gunnersbury Avenue were cleared by police by 8.55am but managed to cause havoc at the peak of the rush hour as the climate activists targeted commuter hotspots. One driver smashed a phone out of the hand of someone filming the protest.
One enraged lorry passenger slows and rolls down his window while overtaking the protest to ask: ‘What are your clothes? What are you shoes mate? Rubber? Made from f*****g oil.’
Around 20 demonstrators took to Shooters Hill Road from 8am on Friday morning, wearing the distinctive Just Stop Oil orange hi-vis vests
A protester holds a sign that says: ‘No new oil and gas,’ as he stands in the middle of the road to disrupt commuters
The eco activism group tweeted this morning that 36 people were protesting, including some going against bail conditions
In another video from the demonstration, police can be seen chasing down an angry driver who had alighted from his vehicle to tell the protesters to: ‘F*** off.’
Demonstrators shout back that: ‘Marching is a legal right,’ as the driver is confronted by a police officer.
The Metropolitan Police confirmed that the Blackheath protest lasted just a few minutes after a Section 12 order was issued. Section 12 orders are designed to help reduce disruption and prevent criminal damage.
‘A Section 12 condition was issued at 8.07, asking them to move off the road. The protesters were off the road by 8.09.’
Protesters near Blackheath on Friday morning, where they blocked a main road into the centre of London
One frustrated lorry passenger (green truck) rolled down his window to let the protesters have a piece of his mind
The 20 protesters were moved off the road by police officers after being issued a Section 12 order
The protest follows anger yesterday from road users towards demonstrators and the Metropolitan Police, who have been failing to intervene to protect traffic in the eyes of many commuters.
Around 38 eco-clowns, in two groups, targeted the evening rush hour last night as they slowly marched through the streets of London for the seventh week in a row.
The groups began marching along Marylebone Road and at the Aldwych around 4.30pm.
Police said officers responded to the protest within five minutes and imposed section 12 conditions, which aim to prevent disorder, criminal damage or disruption. No arrests were made.
Just Stop Oil protesters targeted the evening rush hour as they march along Marylebone Road yesterday
Over the last seven weeks of JSO action, despite ministers telling the police to get tough, officers have been failing to intervene.
Video showed a white van man, who is understood to have earlier attacked protesters, tapping them with his vehicle as they paraded down along Marylebone Road.
An angry pedestrian also ran up to the demonstrators, grabbing their banners, before slapping a protester’s hat off his head.
Labour donor and green energy tycoon Dale Vince joined protesters in central London on Thursday, tweeting at Prime Minister Rishi Sunak: ‘I’m in London. Where are you?’
Vince wielded a megaphone as he ranted against the Conservative Party during the march through central London
Mr Vince taunted the Prime Minister asking him where he was as he walked through London
He was heckled by passersby today telling him to ‘stick your leaflets up your a**e’, as he helped Just Stop Oil clowns halt traffic in their infuriating parade.
Vince wielded a megaphone as he ranted against the Conservative Party during the march through central London, as angry members of the public shouted ‘have you killed many people by doing this?’
The eco tycoon sparked fury after it emerged that he had donated £1.5million to Keir Starmer’s Labour Party, including £20,000 to the leader and some £10,000 to deputy leader Angela Rayner, according to Electoral Commission data published earlier this year.
Vince owns a huge windfarm company called Ecotricity Ltd which is worth over £100million. He became a Labour member in 2004, the same year he was awarded an OBE.
More recently Vince has splurged on bankrolling Just Stop Oil, whose actions he has justified. He previously declared: ‘Sometimes laws are unjust. And when that happens, people have to stand up and do something about it. This climate crisis will be with us for hundreds of years.’
Just Stop Oil have been marching at least six days a week since April 24.