Members of the Eco Mob were walking across a pedestrian crossing in north-west London at 1pm today, continuing to cause chaos on the capital’s roads.
The video shows four protesters walking across a crosswalk and posing in a pose made famous by The Beatles on the cover of their Abbey Road album.
However, the group sat down on the pavement, blocking the road through Maida Vale.
The video shows at least one vehicle driving on the road, bypassing demonstrators calling on the government to stop issuing oil and gas licenses and consents.
The Metropolitan Police sent four patrol cars and dozens of police officers to the scene, and roads were blocked while they tried to dislodge the activists.
It’s the 23rd consecutive day of protests by groups that have staged several high-profile stunts that have caused chaos on roads in London and south-east England in recent weeks.
Last week, supporters of that cause blocked part of Dartford Crossing, one of the country’s busiest roads, after climbing the bridge, as well as several roads in London.
And last weekend, two eco-fanatics sparked global outrage after throwing soup on Vincent van Gogh’s masterpiece Sunflowers in the National Gallery.
Four Just Stop Oil protesters blocked London’s Abbey Road this afternoon, recreating the famous pose made by The Beatles.
Protesters unfurled banners reading “Just Stop Oil” while demonstrating on Sunday, October 23.
Cars appeared to be on the sidewalk as they drove around protesters early this afternoon after eco-fanatics blocked roads.
Four protesters walked across the crossroads at 1 p.m. demanding that the government stop issuing oil and gas licenses and consents.
In a statement released this afternoon, Just Stop Oil parodied some of the Beatles’ most famous lyrics.
“Four Just Stop Oil supporters have blocked London’s Abbey Road,” it said.
“They are demanding that the government stop all new oil and gas licenses and consents.
At 1:00 p.m., the four stepped onto Abbey Road’s iconic crosswalk, made famous as the cover of The Beatles’ Abbey Road album. issued the following statement:
“In the face of broken politics, tearful energy bills, and the loss of liberty, rights and democracy, let us unite. Killed and displaced 33 million people. Pakistanwith people as famine creeps across Africa.
“We can solve it. We need to stop the new oil and gas. Burning any more will make things worse and dangerous. A toxic truss policy proposed by the prime minister who destroyed it, trying to make the rich even richer, while the family was too poor to heat the soup.
“Imagine if our government tried to protect us instead of hurting us. It doesn’t destroy everything we hold dear: our ability to grow food, our orderly civil society at stake.
Because we don’t die in silence. Because it becomes ordinary people like you, your friends, colleagues and neighbors that our government cannot do. It needs all of us.
The Metropolitan Police said on Twitter: “We are aware of Just Stop Oil protesters blocking the road in both directions at Abbey Road, NW8. Officers are on scene and dealing… More to come.
Police later confirmed they had arrested four people, tweeting: Police arrested four protesters for deliberately obstructing a highway. They are being held at a central London police station.
The group recreated The Beatles’ famous Abbey Road album cover from 1969 before sitting on the road today (pictured).
Police were seen standing in front of protesters after sitting in the middle of the road and holding hands
One protester, who identified himself as Shaun Davis, a musician from Manchester, cited George Harrison in his defense of his actions.
32-year-old George Harrison said, “We are the result of our past actions now, and in the future we will be the result of the actions we are doing now.
His words have never been more true than they are today. So, in his spirit, we say that what we do in his next three years will determine the future of mankind.
“Let’s not sleepwalk into the furnace. Let’s face our fears, act with love and courage, and save all the wonderful cultures that humanity has created.”
Another protester named Eben Lazarus from Brighton said, “I’m a musician and I don’t want to be here to disrupt the most iconic venues associated with bands I admire and love.
“But if we do not address the climate crisis, we will lose everything that has been created, will be created, and brings joy and comfort to millions of people.
“Music is one of the most powerful tools at mankind’s disposal. It can bring people together, comfort us, and save us. We must stand up to atrocities.”
Lazarus is said to have taken part in a protest by a group who stuck themselves in the frame of John Constable’s masterpiece The Hay Wain at the National Gallery.
The 22-year-old student was arrested along with fellow 23-year-old Hannah Hunt and charged with criminal damages for allegedly damaging the frame. It’s a schedule.
Eben Lazarus is said to have taken part in the Just Stop Oil protest on July 4, 2022, when he stuck himself in the frame of John Constable’s masterpiece The Hay Wain.
Two protesters (pictured) blocked Dartford Crossing for a day and a half last week after climbing the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge.
Cyclists try to move Just Stop Oil demonstrators out of the way of traffic on Park Lane in Mayfair on Sunday, October 16.
A day after protesters took to the roads of Islington, police arrested 17 people for deliberately obstructing a highway.
Since the campaign launched on April 1, Just Stop Oil supporters have been arrested more than 1,800 times and seven supporters are currently in prison.
“This is not a one-day event,” the group warned, adding: Our request has been met: there is no new oil and gas in the UK.
The group faced a lot of backlash following the deaths of two women on the motorway during the Just Stop Oil protest at Dartford Bridge, especially after they were accused of having “blood on their hands”. is receiving
Protesters who poured soup over Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ admit it was a ‘ridiculous’ act
Phoebe Plummer (left) says there was no damage to the painting
One Just Stop Oil activist who poured soup over Vincent van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” at the National Gallery in London said it was “ridiculous”.
Phoebe Plummer, 21, said the protest was designed to “start a conversation” and that there was no risk to the painting.
talk FreeSeedNewsan activist who clung to the wall during the demonstration said:
She said there was “minimal damage to the frame” that could be “repaired and replaced.”
“It was behind glass. I never would have thought to do it without knowing it was behind glass so as not to damage it,” she said.
“We were still sitting against the wall and they were wiping the wall with paper towels.
“I know it looks a little silly to act. I agree, it’s silly.
“But we’re not asking the question, ‘Should everyone throw soup at a painting?
“What we do is keep the conversation going so that we can ask important questions.
Questions like, “Is it OK for Liz Truss to get 100+ new fossil fuel licenses?”
“There’s no time to waste, so this is the conversation we have to have now.”
Plummer and fellow protester Anna Holland sparked global outrage at a protest at the National Gallery in London on Friday.
They were subsequently arrested and charged with damaging a painting’s frame.
They both pleaded not guilty when they appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court earlier this week, with a trial set for 13 December at the City of London Magistrates’ Court.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11345729/Just-Stop-Oil-protestors-block-traffic-famous-Abbey-Road-crossing-pose-Beatles.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Just Stop Oil protesters block traffic at the famous Abbey Road crossing where the Beatles pose