58 charged in Just Stop Oil protest on M25 – London Metropolitan Police

A total of 58 people were indicted in four days, just turn off the oil Protest to close part of (JSO) M25 this week.

of Metropolitan Police Department said it had arrested 63 people during a “massive operation to deal with the severe disruption” by the JSO.

For the past four days, environmentalists have climbed a gantry over the highway, forcing closures at several locations.

The Met said the 11 people indicted are scheduled to appear in various courts on Friday.

Daniel Misfad, 46, from Totnes, Devon, will appear before Westminster Magistrates Court.

Nicholas Only, 60, from Tottenham, north London. Thomas Gardener, 40, of Stapleford, Nottinghamshire. I am due to appear in Reading Magistrate’s Court.

Diana Hekt, 68, from Kirklees, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Her name is Tez Barnes, 34, from Swansea. She is due to appear in the Brighton Magistrate’s Court.

Derby’s Mare Bain, 35. Phoebe Plummer, 21, from Clapham, South West London. David Mann of Ipswich, 50. Cressida Gethian, 20, from Ledbury, Herefordshire. Christopher Ford of Cambridge, 35. His 18-year-old Quido Wieswer lives in Pentonville, North London. All are due to appear in the Colchester Magistrate’s Court.

In a statement, the group said it was suspending the M25 campaign to give the government time to consider their responsibilities, adding: cop 27spoke about the devastating effects of global warming, the 33 million people displaced by floods in Pakistan, and the moral and economic imperative to keep our promises. ”

A police officer was injured during Wednesday’s protests.

essex police A police motorcycle and two trucks collided during a rolling barricade, he said.

Chief Constable BJ Harrington warned that it was “just a matter of time” before someone was killed during the JSO protests.

The motorcycle officer, who has not been named, thanked the public for their interest in him as he recovered from his injuries, according to Essex Police.

A married father of two, he joined the Essex Police Road Police Squadron in 2001.

A spokesman said he was equipped with the military’s newest motorcycle and protective gear that included an internal airbag that “activated when he was thrown from the motorcycle during the incident.”

He described him as an “experienced officer”.

Chief Simon Anslow, the senior officer in charge of operations in the Essex section of the M25 this week, said: And for the support they showed our officers. ”

On Friday, JSO said: Under British law, the people of this country have the right to cause chaos to prevent greater harm.We will not stand by.

On Friday, Essex and Kent police said they were “actively” patrolling the M25 to detect and prevent future disruptions.

Working with forces around the M25 in Essex, Hertfordshire and Kent this week, a professional elimination team of protesters “rapidly eliminated those who were recklessly disrupting the public”, according to Surrey Police. .

London Metropolitan Police Deputy Commissioner Louise Rolfe said police had to try to find a balance between the right of people to do their job and the right of others to protest.

She told London Live:

“So we are responding and we are taking it very seriously.

“Sometimes when you see police talking to protesters, you see them taking their time, so it doesn’t always look like that.

“If you’re letting someone off an elevated highway gantry, you have to do it safely. You have to do it the right way.”

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said on Wednesday that his government was “advancing” legislation to give police powers to stop protests by groups such as the JSO.

His comments came after Conservative MP Ben Spencer of Runnymede and Weybridge said in The Commons that the M25 protests “are causing confusion and misery to my voters, including causing problems with access to local hospitals.” ‘ was served after stating.

In response, Mr. Sunak said, “We are moving forward with legislation to give the police the necessary powers to stop these types of extremist protests.”

The JSO caused 32 days of unrest in late September and October, with 677 arrests and 111 indictments, with officers working a total of 9,438 additional shifts, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

According to the JSO, its supporters have been arrested more than 2,000 times since the campaign launched on April 1.

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