A man thought to be a groom on his stag was stopped by police at the British Grand Prix after his friends forced him to wear a Just Stop Oil (JSO) t-s
A man thought to be a groom on his stag was stopped by police at the British Grand Prix after his friends forced him to wear a Just Stop Oil (JSO) t-shirt.
The hilarious image shows the man on the receiving end of a stern word from police officers while on his day out at Silverstone.
The groom-to-be is seen wearing a bright orange t-shirt with the Just Stop Oil logo plastered on the front and a pair of black cargo shorts.
In an image posted on social media, the man can be seen in conversation with police officers wearing the t-shirt after ‘his mates made him wear it’.
Just Stop Oil confirmed he wasn’t a member of their organisation.
The groom (pictured) wore the bright orange t-shirt with the Just Stop Oil logo plastered on the front and a pair of black cargo shorts
The activist group appeared to jump on the opportunity for a bit of publicity after the image was shared on Twitter
JSO protestors were removed from the track at Silverstone last year (pictured)
The concern from police is justified, giving the antics of the eco-activist group in recent weeks in disrupting sporting events.
JSO activists stormed the Wellington Straight – the fastest point of the Northamptonshire track – during last year’s race, before sitting down during the opening lap of the race.
This year, Northamptonshire Police officers will use live facial recognition at the event to try and stop repeat offenders.
Six of the protestors who stormed onto the track at last year’s event were spared jail.
Louis McKechnie, Emily Brocklebank and Bethany Mogie, who were among five campaigners who were dragged off the circuit at Silverstone as two Formula One cars passed close by, were given suspended jail sentences at Northampton Crown Court on Friday.
Passing sentence, Mr Justice Garnham also handed 12-month community orders to fellow protesters David Baldwin, Alasdair Gibson and Joshua Smith.
In response to activity at Lords for the Ashes and and a similar stunt at Wimbledon, ministers and police chiefs have called out for tougher sentences for protesters who invade sports pitches.
The claims haven’t put off the group however, which has said it vows to continue disrupting popular sporting fixtures until the government agrees to its demands.
Wimbledon has added powder paint to its list of banned substances to stop eco yob protests such as those seen at the Ashes.
It comes as the group changes its tactics up and down the country after Morgan Trowland, 40 and Marcus Decker, 36, were jailed last year for blocking one of the busiest stretches of road in the country.
The pair hoisted a banner between two pillars of the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge, which links the M25 in Essex and Kent, and slept in hammocks in freezing temperatures overnight.
Police chiefs have recently noted that the sentences handed to Trowland and Decker prompted a withdrawal in the intensity of the protests.
‘Since the Dartford Bridge protesters were jailed, we’ve not seen a repeat of the M25 protests,’ an insider said.
‘It sent a chill through the groups in terms of what they’re willing to do, and that’s why you’ve seen a change in tactics to slow-walking and sporting events.’
In the meeting, it was claimed that JSO changed protesting tactics after Morgan Trowland and Marcus Decker were jailed. Pictured: The JSO protesters scaling a bridge over the Dartford Crossing in October last year
This week, hilarious scenes saw the tables turn on the protestors as they were caught getting stuck in traffic during a slow march protest on Monday.
The Eco zealots were forced to come to a standstill behind a queue of cars while slow marching in London.
Members of the group were spotted holding their orange banners patiently as cars beeped their horns on the busy street.
The organisation later tweeted that five of its supporters had been arrested for ‘peacefully demanding an end to new fossil fuels’.
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