Return of the eco-mob: Just Stop Oil activists cause traffic chaos in Sheffield

Just Stop Oil closed down central Sheffield this afternoon in its first action of 2023.

Police were once again outwitted by eco-fanatics whose banners slowly walked down Yorkshire city streets to block through traffic and cause huge queues.

Today, members of the Just Stop Oil group work in hi-vis jackets along the main roads running into the city center from near Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane stadium.

South Yorkshire Police closed roads to divert traffic but several lorries got stuck behind the people’s blockade with horns honking at activists who chanted ‘just stop oil’, ‘stop gas’ and ‘no more coal mines’. upper limit of their votes.

A critic who says they tweeted footage of the group and said: “A herd of wealthy, privileged Britons from Just Stop Oil protested in Sheffield this morning against the laws of physics, economics and common sense.”

In London, The Met has already admitted that the slow-walking tactic makes it harder for officers to arrest and prosecute them for unlawful obstruction – but critics said police should make an immediate arrest for the disorder.

Just Stop Oil blocked central Sheffield this afternoon with another of their demonstrations to avoid arrest

Just Stop Oil blocked central Sheffield this afternoon with another of their demonstrations to avoid arrest

Just Stop Oil blocked central Sheffield this afternoon with another of their demonstrations to avoid arrest

Just Stop Oil protesters also attempted to distribute leaflets to people on the streets they had closed during the slow march.

Yesterday, their comrades from Extinction Rebellion lit smoke flares and covered the ground in front of the Home Office with black paint, leading to two arrests.

About ten eco-fanatics were surrounded by police as they held placards and lay on the ground at the entrance to the Westminster building.

Protesters poured the black paint – which looked like crude oil – from plastic buckets labeled “End Coal”, while two of the activists appeared to have attached themselves to one another with a large tube.

It comes two weeks after the climate change group said it would end disruptive protests.

But the group was spurred on to demonstrate after the Government’s decision to authorize a new coal mine in Cumbria, passed by Leveling Up Secretary Michael Gove last month.

Met police were called to the Home Office around 11 a.m. to disperse the group, where they arrested two men on suspicion of causing property damage.

The two demonstrators on the ground set off flares and shouted while others dressed up as yellow birds and one man as a skeleton.

Some of the group held signs that read, “No affiliation with fossil fuels.”

But two weeks ago, Extinction Rebellion (XR) said it would abandon disruptive protests, saying it would “priority participation over arrest and relationships over roadblocks.”

However, XR said it was holding its demonstration to protest Cumbria’s coal mine.

Two protesters put their arms in a tub and light torches outside the Home Office in London

Two protesters put their arms in a tub and light torches outside the Home Office in London

Two protesters put their arms in a tub and light torches outside the Home Office in London

A cleaner tries to wipe up the black paint in front of the Interior Ministry after the protest

A cleaner tries to wipe up the black paint in front of the Interior Ministry after the protest

A cleaner tries to wipe up the black paint in front of the Interior Ministry after the protest

Employees and security forces struggled to remove the paint after the demonstrations

Employees and security forces struggled to remove the paint after the demonstrations

Employees and security forces struggled to remove the paint after the demonstrations

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Brian Ashcraft

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