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Eco-protesters from Just Stop Oil and Insulate Britain converge on Parliament Square for a mass demonstration


Jeremy Corbyn and his anti-vax brother Piers joined a coalition of eco-zealots – including Just Stop Oil and Insulate Britain – on Saturday as they descended on central London to take part in a ‘mass swarming march’ ‘ which they hope will bring the capital to a standstill.

The event, dubbed We All Want to Just Stop Oil, says on its website that it wants to create “mass civil resistance” with the aim of carrying out five “sensitive” demands that address both climate change and the current cost of living crisis.

Protesters demand ‘an end to new oil and gas licenses, to insulate our homes, to give everyone enough free energy to cover basic needs like heating, cooking and lighting, and to provide public transport cheap”.

They also demand that the government “tax big polluters and billionaires” to help fund the program, “including retraining the workforce for new green jobs.”

Extinction Rebellion also staged a ‘die-in’ protest in Glasgow today, which saw band members lying on the ground covered in white sheets, with signs leaning against their ‘dead’ bodies reading: ‘Radiation poisoning “, “drought” and “mass migration”.

Former Labor leader – and founder of the Peace & Justice Project – Jeremy Corbyn voiced his support for the eco-warriors ahead of their action today.

He said in a statement: ‘It’s too hot and everything is too expensive. It is the crisis. You cannot separate the cost of living and climate crises. The whole system, which creates billionaires and starves hundreds of millions, is a crisis. It cannot be resolved, it must be overcome and transformed.

“Movements are the engine of change in history. When we come together, we can transform the world.

“And we have to because those in power – the fossil fuel giants, the billionaires and the governments they own – are picking our pockets and stealing our future.”

The eco-mob had arranged to meet outside three London stations – Euston, Paddington and Victoria – and at least eight other locations before following different routes to meet in Parliament Square at 1pm.

Photos taken this morning showed small groups gathering as they began their separate marches, with one holding a banner calling for the cancellation of the pioneering High Speed ​​2 rail network (pictured)

Eco-protesters from Just Stop Oil and Insulate Britain converge on Parliament Square for a mass demonstration

An eco-protester stirs up the crowd as she addresses them with a megaphone emblazoned with the message: ‘Fight racism, fight imperialism’

Eco-protesters from Just Stop Oil and Insulate Britain converge on Parliament Square for a mass demonstration

‘No new oil’: A youngster holds up a sign listing oil and fossil fuel giants as they join the protest in central London

Eco-protesters from Just Stop Oil and Insulate Britain converge on Parliament Square for a mass demonstration

Extinction Rebellion climate activists stage a ‘die-in’ protest in Glasgow city center to demand action after the UK recorded its highest ever temperatures earlier this week

Eco-protesters from Just Stop Oil and Insulate Britain converge on Parliament Square for a mass demonstration

Demonstrators hold signs as they take part in a protest march from Victoria Station to Parliament Square in London on Saturday

Eco-protesters from Just Stop Oil and Insulate Britain converge on Parliament Square for a mass demonstration

The event, dubbed We All Want to Just Stop Oil, says on its website that it wants to create “mass civil resistance” with the aim of carrying out five “sensitive” demands that address both climate change and the current cost of living crisis (photo: Early March on Saturday)

Eco-protesters from Just Stop Oil and Insulate Britain converge on Parliament Square for a mass demonstration

Members of environmental groups including Just Stop Oil, the Peace and Justice Project and Insulate Britain take part in a mass protest in Parliament Square on Saturday.

Eco-protesters from Just Stop Oil and Insulate Britain converge on Parliament Square for a mass demonstration

Protesters hold signs reading ‘Insulate our homes’ and ‘Fossil fuels are killing us’ during a protest in central London on Saturday

Eco-protesters from Just Stop Oil and Insulate Britain converge on Parliament Square for a mass demonstration

A youngster holds a sign reading ‘just stop the oil’ outside Parliament Square on Saturday afternoon

Eco-protesters from Just Stop Oil and Insulate Britain converge on Parliament Square for a mass demonstration

Members of environmental groups including Just Stop Oil, the Peace and Justice Project and Insulate Britain take part in a mass protest in Parliament Square in London

Eco-protesters from Just Stop Oil and Insulate Britain converge on Parliament Square for a mass demonstration

Lone protesters across Britain take part in a mass demonstration in Parliament Square on Saturday afternoon

Eco-protesters from Just Stop Oil and Insulate Britain converge on Parliament Square for a mass demonstration

Others held up placards reading simply: “London without oil” and “people, not profits”.

Eco-protesters from Just Stop Oil and Insulate Britain converge on Parliament Square for a mass demonstration

Demonstrators hold a banner as they take part in a protest march from Victoria Station to Parliament Square

They aimed to pick up supporters on the way before holding a “symbolic seated mass” and “heading to St. James Park for small group discussions.”

Photos taken this morning showed small groups gathering as they began their separate marches, with one holding a banner calling for the cancellation of the pioneering High Speed ​​2 rail network.

Others held up placards reading simply: “London without oil” and “people, not profits”.

Indigo Rumbelow of Just Stop Oil said: ‘Tuesday’s extreme heat wave was a warning of what we will face as the climate collapses – thousands dead, homes lost to wildfires and emergency services stretched to breaking point – we are so unprepared for the extreme heat and it’s only going to get worse.

“It is clear that the politicians will not save us. That’s why we want to bring together the broadest possible coalition to stop new oil and gas licenses and implement a contingency plan that will reduce our carbon emissions and put money back in people’s pockets.

“We encourage everyone to step up and join us on Saturday to help build the movement.”

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