The Simply Cease Oil (JSO) group mentioned that 250 of its supporters held marches by way of central London on Sunday the place they disrupted visitors in procuring districts and vacationer hubs earlier than finishing up a sit-down protest on Waterloo Bridge.
A JSO spokesman mentioned: “We are going to proceed in civil resistance till this authorities takes quick steps to fulfill our demand to finish the cost-of-living and local weather disaster by stopping new oil and fuel.
“We have to begin a speedy transformation to a fairer society, determined by unusual individuals and paid for by those that are benefiting from humanity’s destruction.”
They mentioned their protest started as activists took to the streets in three separate marches which left from Euston, Paddington and Waterloo at round noon.
Components of town together with Oxford Avenue, Ludgate Hill and Southampton Row have been disrupted, earlier than the teams met at Covent Backyard after which went on to dam Waterloo Bridge by sitting within the highway.
The protest comes a day after 1000’s of activists gathered throughout the nation to display towards hovering vitality costs and the local weather disaster.
The demonstrations befell in cities together with London, Glasgow and Belfast. Additionally they coincided with postal and rail strikes, together with an increase in common electrical energy payments of virtually £600.
A demonstrator at Sunday’s protest, who gave her title as Louise, mentioned: “For those who’re offended concerning the cost-of-living disaster, the vitality disaster, the local weather disaster, these are all a part of one disaster.”
The Metropolitan Police mentioned a complete of 31 individuals have been arrested in central London, together with 29 who have been arrested on suspicion of obstructing a freeway after a protest on Waterloo Bridge.
A police spokesman mentioned: “The protest has now completed. We thank the general public for his or her persistence.”
This text was printed by Yasmin Dahnoun, assistant editor at The Ecologist. This text relies on PA report.