Angry members of the public are fighting back against Just Stop Oil protesters blocking roads with their slow marching as tensions boiled over during this morning’s rush hour.
A furious mother screamed at protesters ‘I need to get my kids to school’ in a new video clip which surfaced today.
‘Four of them I’ve just left on the f***ing bus,’ she continued. ‘Four of them, and one’s four months. You lot are taking the p***.’
‘It’s not ‘you have to be here’. You can 30 seconds let the bus go past. That’s all I’m asking, for 30 seconds. This is ridiculous.’
But activists refused to get out of the way and stood still, undeterred.
Dramatic footage showed frustrated commuters ripping JSO banners out of protesters’ hands as motorists trying to get past beeped their horns incessantly.
Another clip also showed the moment an angry motorcyclist revved his engine and drove through activists blocking a road.
An angry parent shouting at activists that her children are trying to get to school
The mother pleaded with JSO to move out of the way for just 30 seconds so they could get past
The moment an angry motorcyclist revved his engine and drove through Just Stop Oil protesters blocking a road
Protesters tried to hold the motorcyclist back but he still managed to get past them
The motorcyclist was undeterred and drove past protesters blocking a road this morning
The eco demonstrators tried to stop the rider but there was no holding him back, footage from the scene on the A12, Gants Hill, showed.
Met Police confirmed they were at the slow march in Redbridge, one of numerous locations the activists were at this morning.
Yet another incident showed another angry motorcyclist shouting ‘scumbags’ as he drove past.
Met Police said this morning: ‘Police are at the scene of a slow marching Just Stop Oil #protest in Gants Hill along the #A12.
‘Officers imposed Section 12 conditions on those involved at 08:56hrs. Within two minutes the road was cleared.’
They also tweeted: ‘At 08:03hrs, Monday 5 June, we were notified of Just Stop Oil #protesters walking slowly in the road along the #A13.
‘We arrived on scene at 08:19hrs and Section 12 conditions were issued on those involved at 08.20hrs.
‘The road was cleared at 08:26hrs.’
One man ripped banners out of the hands of protesters in frustration as JSO stopped traffic
The man walked around pulling banners down as protesters blocked a road
Yet another incident showed another angry motorcyclist shouting ‘scumbags’ as he drove past activists
JSO are at various locations this morning, causing chaos with their sloc
Police confirmed they were also at the scene on Kennington Lane, Vauxhall, south London.
JSO said two of their supporters were arrested at Vauxhall, shortly after police issued a Public Order Act (Section 12) notice.
One of those arrested this morning, Aaron Gunning, spoke to camera as he was arrested: ‘I’m Aaron. I’m 24 years old, I just graduated physics last year. I’ve been arrested here for peacefully marching in the road for about five minutes, before the police swooped in and started grabbing people, arresting me for demanding some level of action on the climate crisis, and now here I am in handcuffs.’
Met Police said: ‘Section 12 conditions were issued to Just Stop Oil #protestors blocking the road in Kennington Lane. The majority of those involved moved out of the road after conditions were imposed.
‘Two people were arrested for failing to comply with the conditions imposed.’
Just Stop Oil supporters today started their seventh straight week of marching through central London.
They are demanding that the UK Government halt all licences and consents for new oil, gas and coal projects.
Protester Pia Baas, 29, a community worker from London, said: ‘I am using my democratic right to protest, slowly marching down the street. I am fulfilling my moral and civic obligations, that is, to resist a government that is determined to sell away our futures for the profits of billionaires and fossil fuel companies.
‘I am terrified of the imminent social and environmental collapses we are hurtling towards.
‘This government chooses to ignore the science, ignore its people and ignore the solutions available. I choose to say ‘NO’. Not in my name. ‘
Just Stop Oil protesters slow walking protests continue in London on Monday
There has been mounting fury at protests by the environmental group, as they continue slow-walking on major roads to bring traffic to a standstill
Police issued a Public Order Act (Section 12) notice in Vauxhall, south London, this morning
Just Stop Oil supporters are commencing their seventh straight week of marching through central London
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Yesterday it was revealed that Just Stop Oil activists could be stripped of driving licences under a new crackdown.
Judges could be given new powers to suspend motoring rights for those who breach public order laws.
The plans come amid mounting fury at protests by the environmental group, including slow-walking on major roads to bring traffic to a standstill.
It is understood the mooted policy could be used against anyone who breaks public order legislation.
However, ministers hope it will be targeted at environmental zealots.
A government source said: ‘These hypocritical eco zealots would hate to get a taste of their own medicine.
‘If their own journeys were kiboshed, they might think twice about disrupting everyone else’s lives.’
The law has already been changed to enable officers to act ‘immediately’ to get protesters out of the road or arrest them.