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Just Stop Oil hit Department for Energy Security and Net Zero with orange fire extinguishers in early morning attack

Just Stop Oil hit Department for Energy Security and Net Zero with orange fire extinguishers in early morning attack

  • Just Stop Oil activists have targeted the Department for Energy Security 

Just Stop Oil have launched another disruptive protest in London this morning by targeting the Department for Energy Security for Net Zero with orange fire extinguishers. 

Two activists from the eco-zealot group have been seen dousing the government building in Whitehall with the orange spray as a protest against the government’s use of fossil fuels. 

After their messy protest, the two demonstrators sat down in front of the paint splattered glass building and remained motionless. 

Pictures then showed police officers swooping in to detain the two activists, who have been identified as Matthew Cunningham, 25, and Imogen May, 24. 

In a short statement, the group said: ‘This morning, 2 supporters of Just Stop Oil have painted the department responsible for issuing over 100 new oil and gas licences in the UK’  

Two Just Stop Oil supporters have painted the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

Two Just Stop Oil supporters have painted the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

The activists (pictured being detained) are demanding that the UK government immediately halt all new licences and consents for new oil, gas and coal projects

The activists (pictured being detained) are demanding that the UK government immediately halt all new licences and consents for new oil, gas and coal projects

Following the stunt officers were seen removing the detritus from the scene of the Whitehall building

Following the stunt officers were seen removing the detritus from the scene of the Whitehall building 

So far today, the Metropolitan Police have said they have been called to four other events in the capital. 

The incidents occured at Marylebone Road, Westminster Bridge, Victoria Street and on Vauxhall Bridge Road – and in all cases police issues section 12 notices to demonstrators.  

The stunts are just the latest example of the group’s antics in London – in a week that has already seen members of the public lose their patience and confront them.

The self-satisfied group- who have been causing chaos on the streets of London for over 10 weeks – has said that this week will be ‘its biggest protest ever.’ 

Yesterday, a slow march on London’s Blackfriars Bridge was, however, met with fury from a skateboarder who began swinging at the eco-campaigners with his board.

The skateboarder was filmed repeatedly swinging his board at protestors wearing luminous orange jackets, in a furious confrontation on Blackfriars Bridge.

The man, wearing a burgundy cap and matching shorts, attempted to hit the protestors before throwing a bag at them.

The incident was part of the group’s wider campaign to ‘paralyse London’ on a day that saw them slow march across 15 separate locations.

Undeterred by the groups efforts, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak yesterday said he would not be giving in to the ‘eco zealots’ threatening to disrupt the ‘British summer’.

He instead claimed the UK would ‘transition to net zero’ in a ‘sensible, practical way’ as he argued Just Stop Oil’s protests are not a ‘constructive way to tackle climate change’. 

The march was met with fury from a skateboarder who began swinging at the eco-campaigners with his board

The march was met with fury from a skateboarder who began swinging at the eco-campaigners with his board

The environmental group has repeatedly hit the headlines this summer after protesters campaigning under Just Stop Oil’s banner halted play at Wimbledon and interrupted a live Channel 4 recording.

Just Stop Oil’s demonstrations have repeatedly caused clashes with furious members of the public who have been seen ripping up the protesters signs and throwing them off the road.

The eco-mob’s protests see them block traffic by walking slowly down main roads in luminous orange vests. 

MailOnline has approached the Metropolitan Police for more information. 


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