A motorcyclist in a hurry refused to be held up by Just Stop Oil’s rush-hour slow march in the capital by ploughing throw the protesters’ banner before tossing it on the ground as he rode away. The Mail has the story.
The shocking incident happened this morning in Camberwell, south London, as the group marked its 10th week of disruptive ‘slow march’ demonstrations.
The brazen rider was seen careering straight through two protesters holding up the JSO sign which he then gathers and disposes of.
Protesters looked visibly shaken following the incident, which is the latest example of frustrated members of the public taking matters into their own hands in the face of the disruption caused by the activists.
The Metropolitan Police confirmed enforcement actions had been taken after today’s slow march, which saw four groups march in different locations on the capital.
A spokesman said: “Officers issued a Section 12 condition to move out of the carriageway to Just Stop Oil protesters on Holloway Road, Islington, at 08.28.
“The road was cleared two minutes later, and traffic is now moving.”
The embarrassment comes following a difficult week for the group, who were slammed as “performative” by one of their original funders.
American entrepreneur Trevor Neilson co-founded the Climate Emergency Fund (CEF), a group that bankrolled Extinction Rebellion and JSO.
Mr. Neilson has has since resigned his position and described their methods as “unproductive”.
The 50-year-old Californian businessman stepped down in 2021 but has since decided to speak out to criticise the groups’ protest tactics, which include ‘slow marches’ and blocking roads.
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