The collective blocked traffic on a smart street in central London and attacked a luxury car dealership to call for an end to the exploitation of hydrocarbons.
New bang for Just Stop Oil (Stop gas consumption). Days after pouring tomato soup on a painting by Vincent Van Gogh, environmental activists from the Just Stop Oil group attacked a dealership of luxury car brand Aston Martin in central London on Sunday. , as part of their series of promotions started at the beginning of October against the exploitation of hydrocarbons.
When a group of activists on Sunday morning blocked traffic on Park Lane, one of the capital’s smartest thoroughfares bordering Hyde Park, one of them sprayed orange paint on the window of the Aston Martin dealership located on this street.
The utilization of hydrocarbons in the viewfinder
The Just Stop Oil group launched a series of daily actions and blockades in the capital in early October. On Friday, two activists attacked Van Gogh’s masterpiece The sunflowers at the National Gallery.
They are asking the government of Liz Truss to put an end to the exploitation of hydrocarbons in the country, an exploitation which the Prime Minister has decided to speed up.
A new law to prevent this kind of actions
Faced with these recurring demonstrations, the government decided to strengthen the powers of the police. In a column published this Sunday in The mail on SundayHome Secretary Suella Braverman announced that the Security Act, currently being examined in Parliament, would give police new powers to take more “proactive” action against these groups, which she has previously condemned as “guerilla acts”.
The new law “will strengthen the security of transport networks, oil terminals and printing plants”, to protect “the capital’s national infrastructures or access to essential goods and services”, she said.
Several members of Just Stop Oil have already received prison sentences for their actions. In addition to Just Stop Oil, the minister specifically targets the Insulate Britain movements, which call for the insulation of homes, or the environmental movement Extinction Rebellion, where the latter has also planned a mobilization this weekend in the British capital.