Just Stop Oil activists arrested after recreating The Beatles 'Abbey Road' pose to block traffic

Four protesters have been arrested for 'wilful obstruction', Metropolitan Police has confirmed

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Four Just Stop Oil protesters have been arrested for “wilful obstruction” after blocking traffic on London’s Abbey Road.

On Sunday, the climate activists blocked traffic on both carriageways of the North London crossing made famous by The Beatles.

The protesters recreated the pose from the cover of The Beatles’ Abbey Road album at the crossing.

Four Just Stop Oil protesters have been arrested for “wilful obstruction” after blocking traffic on London’s Abbey Road
Four Just Stop Oil protesters have been arrested for “wilful obstruction” after blocking traffic on London’s Abbey Road
The protesters recreated the pose from the cover of The Beatles’ Abbey Road album at the crossing
The protesters recreated the pose from the cover of The Beatles’ Abbey Road album at the crossing

They then unfurled a poster with the slogan ‘Just Stop Oil’, before blocking traffic by sitting in the middle of the road.

A statement from the Metropolitan Police said: “Both carriageways of Abbey Road are now clear of protesters and traffic is flowing again in both directions.

“Police have arrested four protesters for wilful obstruction of the highway.”

It added that the protesters have been taken into custody at a central London police station.

Speaking following the action, Just Stop Oil said on Twitter: "Ordinary people are taking direct action against the Government — the person blocking your route to work could be your neighbour, your local council worker, or the man who served you at Tesco.

"Think about what makes normal people choose to take such drastic action, & then join them."