Just Stop Oil protesters stage slow march across south London road

On Saturday Just Stop Oil tucked themselves into a bed on display in luxury shop Harrods in a demonstration against fuel poverty.
On Saturday Just Stop Oil tucked themselves into a bed on display in luxury shop Harrods in a demonstration against fuel poverty.

Just Stop Oil obstructed the road at the Bricklayers Arms roundabout

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Just Stop Oil protesters have staged another slow march – blocking a south London road.

Demonstrators obstructed the road at the Bricklayers Arms roundabout, with traffic delayed along the Old Kent Road on Tuesday.

Just Stop Oil protests have caused significant disruption in recent months.
Just Stop Oil protests have caused significant disruption in recent months.

Police officers walked alongside the protesters, who held orange banners and wore orange hi-vis vests as they shuffled along shortly after 8am.

The action follows a protest on Saturday which saw activists tucking themselves into a bed on display in luxury shop Harrods in a demonstration against fuel poverty.

Just Stop Oil protests have caused significant disruption in recent months, frustrating members of the public and prompting tough talk from politicians, with Home Secretary Suella Braverman dubbing them the demonstrators extremists.

Earlier this month, police chiefs attended a summit at Downing Street to discuss how to deal with them.

The Metropolitan Police’s Assistant Chief Constable, Matt Twist, said policing the protests has so far cost the force around £5.5 million.

Since October, more than 700 people have been arrested and nearly 200 charged over the action.