Angry commuters lash out at climate protesters blocking traffic
Climate protesters in the UK blocked traffic in London on Tuesday, bringing the city to a standstill and sparking so much anger that commuters attacked them.
Just Stop Oil protesters staged several marches across the city, aiming to disrupt traffic.
The protests took place on a number of bridges, including the Tower and London Bridges, according to TMX News.
The protest reiterated the group’s demands that Britain immediately halt all new oil and gas production, typically employing a number of provocative protests involving the destruction of famous works of art or private property to attract public support. attention and outrage the public.
The traffic protests – the latest in a string of similar demonstrations since April – proved one too many for some commuters as they fought back, sometimes even turning hostile towards protesters.
Police only intervened to arrest the man who had become physical with protesters, drawing criticism from nearby pedestrians.
Another Just Stop Oil protest last week resulted in a passerby pushing a protester and slamming a phone on him as the protest also brought traffic to a halt on a busy London street.
“The Met and City of London Police are aware of an incident in which a member of the public appears to have protested to Just Stop Oil protesters this morning, May 19, in the City of London, ahead of the police arrived,” a spokesperson said. for London’s Metropolitan Police told the BBC after the incident last week.
“At this stage, we don’t know if any allegations have been made about this,” the spokesperson added.
“We fully understand the frustration and anger of London communities when protesters slowly march down the roads.”
Just Stop Oil has made headlines for defacing Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” painting and sticking to other famous works of art.
They also crushed cake in the wax model of King Charles III at Madame Tussauds in London.
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