Just Stop Oil activists attempt to scale Downing Street gates as daily protests continue

The group said a total of 22 Just Stop Oil supporter swarmed the gates of Downing Street at 11.15 am on Tuesday

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Just Stop Oil activists have attempted to scale the gates of Downing Street as part of the group's latest protest.

The group said a total of 22 Just Stop Oil supporter swarmed the gates of Downing Street at 11.15 am on Tuesday.

While some attempted to scale the gates, others sat down in the road in a bid to block the entrance.

Other glued their hands to the tarmac near to the residence of new Prime Minsiter Rishi Sunak.

Just Stop Oil activists have attempted to scale the gates of Downing Street
Just Stop Oil activists have attempted to scale the gates of Downing Street
A protester being dragged away by police
A protester being dragged away by police

In a statement on Twitter, Just Stop Oil said the protesters “are demanding that the Government halt all new oil & gas licenses.

“The action today follows the announcement by BP of a bumper profit of £7bn for the last quarter alone, while it expects to pay only £700m in windfall tax on its North Sea operations for the whole year.”

A Just Stop Oil spokesperson added: “Rishi Sunak is about to U-turn on attending COP27.

“We demand that he also U-turns on new oil and gas. This genocidal policy will kill millions of people while failing to address the worst cost of living crisis this country has ever seen.

“It’s time for a serious windfall tax on big oil, without the get-out-of-jail-free tax credits that will encourage more oil and gas that we cannot afford.

“Vulnerable people will be freezing to death in their homes this winter, unable to afford a can of soup while his Government refuse to tax the rich and the big energy companies that are profiting from our misery.

“We are not prepared to stand by and watch while everything we love is destroyed.