Just Stop Oil protesters spray Aston Martin showroom in London’s Park Lane with orange paint | UK News
Just Stop Oil protesters blocked Park Lane in London and spray-painted the facade of a luxury car showroom.
Protesters from the environmental group, who are calling for the government to stop all new oil and gas drilling permits, glued their eyes to the road in central London at around 11am on Sunday.
One was later filmed spray painting bright orange for the front of the Aston Martin showroom.
It comes after Interior Minister Suella Braverman draw up a plan to suppress such protests as part of the Public Order Bill.
She, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Prime Minister of Lancaster Nadhim Zahawi met this morning to apply for a new order against Just Stop Oil causing disruption on London’s roads, Sky News understands.
Transport for London already has an order against Insulate Britain, which is engaged in similar operations, but a separate order needs to be issued for Just Stop Oil.
Under the Home Secretary’s plan, a new criminal offense will be created for disrupting the operation of critical infrastructure such as airports, railways and oil refineries.
‘Putting people up’ – when people glue themselves to roads or buildings – will result in six months in prison or an unlimited fine under the new proposals.
Ms Braverman has said she “will not bow to protesters trying to hold the British public for ransom”.
‘We will not be stopped by orders’
On Sunday, spray-painted protesters were heard saying: “We will not be stopped by orders that aim to silence protest. We are a nonviolent civil disobedience movement.
“We know that the bans against us have nothing to do with mass famine, with the genocide policies our government is promoting, with 100 fossil fuel licenses in North Sea.”
On Friday, the members of the group also threw tomato soup over Van Gogh’s Famous Sunflowers at the National Gallery.
The two women were later charged with causing criminal damage.
More activists spray-painted orange New Scotland Yard Metropolitan Police headquarters.
The next day, they conducted further roadblocks in London by taping them to the roads.