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Just Stop Oil Protesters Wreak Havoc in London by Blocking Streets, Angry Citizens Confront Them

Just Stop Oil Protesters Wreak Havoc in London by Blocking Streets, Angry Citizens Confront Them

“I’m trying to get a baby to the hospital!”

The Just Stop Oil protesters have been wreaking havoc in London for days, but they reached the headlines on Tuesday when they blocked streets in West London.

Their actions interfered with emergency vehicles and people getting medical help.

From The London Times:

More than 30 activists in high-visibility vests walked on to roads in Knightsbridge and refused to move until the government agreed to halt all new fossil fuel projects. They gathered at 10am and unveiled large orange banners before sitting in front of cars, vans and buses. Some glued themselves to the tarmac.

The demonstration came hours after the group issued a warning to the Metropolitan Police, saying: “We are going to continue escalating our actions until our demand of no new oil and gas is met.”

It was the 11th consecutive day of disruption caused by the group’s supporters since it launched a campaign to bring parts of the capital to a standstill.

One man told the protesters, “I’m trying to get a baby to the hospital!”

Another said, “Somebody is sick! Get off the road, let her through and then get back on the road. She is unwell. Are you guys silly?”

A protester was not sympathetic: “If somebody’s sick, they shouldn’t be driving.”

The person put the protester in their place: “No, they’ve got a passenger in their car who is sick . . . You haven’t got a clue what you’re doing.”

It took one fire truck 14 minutes to reach its destination.

Videos show fire trucks and ambulances. The public angrily confronted the protesters.

The Metropolitan Police arrested 28 people on Tuesday. Prime Minister Liz Truss’s spokesman said:

“These sorts of protests which disrupt people’s daily lives or indeed can stop our emergency services from potentially saving lives are unacceptable.

“That’s why we’ve already toughened powers for the police, we’ve given them new powers to act and we are also taking further powers through the House at the moment to ensure they can go even further in preventing these individuals from disrupting people’s lives.”

The Just Stop Oil protesters are doing it today.

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Comments

Did anyone point out that their plastic vests and signs are made from petroleum?

Or to the ninny from Glasgow that she was only able to get to London because of cheap (relatively), abundant gas?

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to NYBruin. | October 12, 2022 at 2:59 pm

    The Glasgow Ninny took the train. The diesel fuel was made from discarded chip fat. Or something.

    4fun in reply to NYBruin. | October 12, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    Actually these protesters should lead the way and euthanize themselves. It would really help end the dependence on fossil fools…..ahem…………fuels.

    healthguyfsu in reply to NYBruin. | October 12, 2022 at 10:02 pm

    The glue they are using is also made from petrol products.

    Dimsdale in reply to NYBruin. | October 13, 2022 at 7:27 am

    Not using petroleum products should be foremost on their minds. Of course, it would force them to realize how much we have that is petroleum based and how grateful we should be for it.

    Trying to live petroleum free is like trying to find something in Walmart not made in China.

    audax in reply to NYBruin. | October 13, 2022 at 8:10 am

    Bump, bump…bump, bump, bump…

Empower the crowd to deal with it themselves and reward them for it. Video required, but participants can be masked if they don’t want activities to track them down in force later. Physical force up to baseball bats legal to remove them from the road, with a thousand pound reward per person removed from the road and given to authorities along with video and a witness authenticating the video.

Time for the cops to start with their billy clubs. Broken bones and bruises hurt.

    Olinser in reply to JimWoo. | October 12, 2022 at 3:17 pm

    That’s cute.

    Not only do the cops NOT remove them, but they actively protect THE PROTESTORS for hours on end while they ‘negotiate’, and if anybody tries to remove them, THEY get arrested.

    JRaeL in reply to JimWoo. | October 12, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    That does seem a bit harsh. It’s not as if the protestors are reading from the Bible.

The answer is guns. Shoot a few and the rest will move. I wouldn’t have any guilt over offing someone stupid enough to sit in traffic.

    WTPuck in reply to Ironclaw. | October 12, 2022 at 4:56 pm

    Don’t waste ammo. Just run them over.

      Ironclaw in reply to WTPuck. | October 12, 2022 at 7:03 pm

      I’d have to put the bull bars back on. I’m not damaging my vehicle over someone that stupid.

      Dimsdale in reply to WTPuck. | October 13, 2022 at 7:32 am

      It would be nice if all the Diesel taxis just lined up with their tailpipes pointing at the whackos and revved their engines.

      I mean, if they are going to sit their idling anyway….

    JohnSmith100 in reply to Ironclaw. | October 12, 2022 at 5:09 pm

    That worked at Kent State. These people are probably responsible for other people’s deaths. When that happens, they should should be held accountable.

    Occasionally racoons or possums get into my barn, an 18″ length of 3/4″ schedule 40 iron pipe does a very good jb on them, it would work equally well on those protesters.

    MajorWood in reply to Ironclaw. | October 12, 2022 at 8:59 pm

    Nothing worse than seeing machinegun fire walking towards you, and that sudden realization that you recently glued your hand to the street. 😉 I guess that no one ever taught them tactical mobility, and I hope no one ever does.

Throw them i. NIl for 5 years, they will stop.

    JohnSmith100 in reply to gonzotx. | October 12, 2022 at 5:14 pm

    How about banning them from use of any product which is derived from or moved with petro for what would be a ver short remaining life.

JackinSilverSpring | October 12, 2022 at 2:30 pm

Don’t understand why motorists bother stopping. If Liz Truss was gutsie (which I doubt she is) she would tell fire departments and other emergency vehicles not to detour, but to keep going right through the protestors. Observe, what the protestors are doing is not only endangering lives in the present, but they are endangering lives of many others in the future. How do they differ from mass murders?.

    Because you can’t really tell what they are until you get very close, and by then you’re already stopped or very slow.

    It’s the reason they wear the vests, to fool you into thinking they’re some kind of legitimate road crew until it’s too late.

      buck61 in reply to Olinser. | October 12, 2022 at 3:30 pm

      just mount snow blades on the fronts of fire trucks and ambulances, drop the blade to the ground when the need arises, however I have always been partial to cowcatchers that are mounted on trains.

    daniel_ream in reply to JackinSilverSpring. | October 12, 2022 at 3:24 pm

    It’s worth noting that real life is neither a movie nor a video game, and driving into or over a pedestrian is very likely to do significant damage to the vehicle.

    Now if you mount snowplow blades on the front of the emergency vehicles you can mitigate much of this risk.

      JackinSilverSpring in reply to daniel_ream. | October 12, 2022 at 6:12 pm

      These are not pedestrians. They’re sitting in the middle of the road. Also, there will a grest deal of damage to these morons. Potential morons may consider the damage to self too great a risk compared to saving the world.

    Free State Paul in reply to JackinSilverSpring. | October 12, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    You’re missing the point, Jack. Politicians like Liz Truss and the protesters are on the same side!

    WEF elites want to get rid of fossil fuels. The green protesters are just moving the Overton Window for them.

    Who do you think is funding and organizing them?

    Or just drive on the sidewalks. I do it in Boston all the time!!

      JackinSilverSpring in reply to Dimsdale. | October 13, 2022 at 11:10 am

      You can damage your tired getting on to the sidewalk. A few aggressive drivers may be sufficient to scare away these morons.

Tar and feathers. Old fashioned, but effective.

Subotai Bahadur | October 12, 2022 at 2:46 pm

While I admit pondering the virtues of the 4WD on the old Suburban I used to have, you know and I know that the Brits will neither arrest nor use kinetic energy on the protestors. “It just isn’t done, old chap.”

Subotai Bahadur

Wow, look at all that synthetic material in those vest, backpacks and in their clothes too. Maybe it should be a naked protest. Of course the best way for them to impact CO2 levels is just to off themselves. But then that would be too selfish

Snatch them by the hair and drag them off the road. Then kick the sh*t out of them.

I predicted this a year or two ago when they first started pulling this crap.

Normies have learned that calling the police will not only NOT resolve the situation, but the police will actively protect the so-called ‘protestors’ while they ‘negotiate’ for hours on end, and that when they are finally removed not a single protestor will be arrested.

Normies have learned that the ONLY way to deal with these scumbags is to physically remove them BEFORE the police show up.

And that’s an extraordinarily dangerous place to be as a society when normal people think the only way to handle a situation is to deal with it without the police.

    daniel_ream in reply to Olinser. | October 12, 2022 at 3:25 pm

    As the saying goes, the police aren’t there to protect the citizens from criminals, they’re there to protect the criminals from citizens.

Moral pretenders that actually cause human harm andsuffering. They are IMMORAL! Time to expose them as the pretenders they are.

Glued themselves to the road (sic). Well, that’s going to leave a mark when they get pulled off by their hair. Seriously, are there any men left in England that wont put up with this nonsense?

    Free State Paul in reply to diver64. | October 12, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    In England, you have no right to self defense, much less using force against someone who is inconveniencing you by sitting in the street.

      Subotai Bahadur in reply to Free State Paul. | October 12, 2022 at 9:04 pm

      In England, you have no rights” unless you are a criminal, a terrorist, or a Leftist. And their whole body politic is pretty much Leftist.

      Subotai Bahadur

      I am thinking more of the people that will be “inconvenience by the impeded arrival of ambulances or fire trucks.

      The bobbies will be occupied defending the protesters.

BierceAmbrose | October 12, 2022 at 4:24 pm

Here, in civilization, we don’t physically interfere with each other to get our way. These “protesters” have crossed an interesting line: do what they want “or else” they’ll ensure your kid doesn’t get to the hospital.

Coercion vs. blackmail vs. extortion has blurred in use, though the old distinction is illuminates this event:

Coercion — Do what I want or else…

Blackmail — … or else, I’ll expose what you did (You won’t like how people react to that.)

Extortion — … or else I’ll hurt you directly.

Impeding access is a positive harm, as the recent arrests of pro-life folks have demonstrated. Surely, the FBI wouldn’t send platoons of tooled-up enforcers to dawn raid people’s homes if their years’ old “impeding” infraction weren’t desperately consequential. Or that response itself might be extortionate.

I’m so old, I remember when the extortionate protesters, and the extortionate enforcers were on opposite sides of political issues; even coercing each other vs. the rest of us. Interesting times, these days.

Time to put a snow plow on the front of the truck.

Gluing themselves to the pavement makes them an easy target–just let them sit there and pelt them with rotten fruit and vegetables–it’s like a self-created stocks.

    henrybowman in reply to rochf. | October 12, 2022 at 6:13 pm

    What is it that’s in high vogue on the left these days?
    Bottles of urine, is it?

    Dimsdale in reply to rochf. | October 13, 2022 at 9:26 am

    If a big enough crowd participates, it could, and should, send a counter protest message.

    When London is freezing this winter, I bet they won’t show their ignorant faces.

Govt’s around the world should be getting a handle on this crap. Allowing it to continue via ineffective responses will eventually cause an overreaction by members of the public. The first time some dude takes a claw hammer to one these morons there will be outrage. Sooner or later some driver is gonna snap and then won’t they howl.

My tracked Cat skidloader with its brush flail attachment could clear the path for emergency vehicles in a hurry

You do NOT want to be in front of that thing when it’s running

Subotai Bahadur | October 12, 2022 at 9:10 pm

This being England, I have to admit that the phrase, “the clothyard shafts of Senlac and Crecy” came to mind.

Subotai Bahadur

If you want to be less violent, just go pick up some syrup and douse a few of them. The rest of them will probably move…if they chase you, then that will just open up a hole for others to get through.

I wonder if there was a medical emergency and idiots were blocking the road preventing me from getting someone to medical care. If that would be considered causing grave bodily harm and open me up to a self defense claim if i kicked their asses off the street????

time to fire up the d8 and clear a path

tally ho !

Cat D-10

Steven Brizel | October 14, 2022 at 2:19 pm

These “demonstrators” are endangering public safety and should be arrested and prosecuted. Imagine what they would say if God forbid a sick person died in an ambulance or could not get to their doctor or hospital of choice