Just Stop Oil eco-zealots have blocked a series of roads during rush hour this morning as they embarked on yet another day of slow march protests across London.
Members from the eco-mob were seen holding up banners while slow walking on the South Circular Road near its junction with the A40 in the west of the capital.
They were also causing disruption on Kings Street in Hammersmith, New Kent Road in Southwark and Hanger Lane in Ealing, according to the Metropolitan Police.
The force said all three of these roads were ‘cleared’ in 10 minutes or less, with at least one protester arrested in Hammersmith for ‘breach of condition’.
Meanwhile, video footage shared online shows the moment a fed-up motorist almost knocks over a protester on the A201 near Elephant and Castle.
Protesters were seen slow walking on the South Circular Road near its junction with the A40 in the west of the capital
It follows a weekend of disruption which saw the group attempt to put a stop to London’s historic LGBT+ Pride Parade – leading at least five members to be charged (protesters pictured on South Circular Road on Monday)
The white van driver swiftly overtakes a woman who is slow walking in front of him while holding a sign reading ‘no new oil’.
The protester, who appeared to be one of three blocking the road, stumbles as her hands push against the vehicle, but she avoids falling over.
Elsewhere, five protesters also caused ‘serious disruption’ on Vauxhall Bridge Road at 8.30am, police said.
The Met added: ‘Officers issued a section 12 condition to move off the carriageway at 08.34hrs, which was complied with. The road was cleared at 08.35hrs.’
It follows a weekend of disruption which saw the group attempt to put a stop to London’s historic LGBT+ Pride Parade – leading at least five members to be charged.
Protesters from the eco-group sat in front of a Coca-Cola float to protest the company’s use of plastic.
Ben Plumpton, 68, of Underbank Avenue, Charlestown, Calderdale, Zosia Lewis, 22, of Melbourne Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Oliver Clegg, 20, of Olney Street, Manchester, Gosse Bootsma, 25, of no fixed address and Callum Goode, 23, of Ashbourne, Derbyshire, were arrested on Saturday.
They were charged under the Public Order Act with behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress and were bailed to attend Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London on Tuesday, Scotland Yard said.
Two other men, aged 19 and 22, were released on bail pending further inquiries, the force added.
Protesters were also causing disruption on Kings Street in Hammersmith, New Kent Road in Southwark and Hanger Lane (pictured) in Ealing, according to the Metropolitan Police
Just Stop Oil protesters appear to tell a motorist to halt as they carry out a slow march in Hanger Lane, west London on Monday morning
A lorry pulls over on Hanger Lane amid disruptive protests by Just Stop Oil on Monday morning
All seven were arrested at about 1.25pm on Saturday, after Just Stop Oil activists disrupted the march at Down Street, Piccadilly.
They accused Coca-Cola of being ‘the world’s worst plastic polluter, accused of numerous human rights abuses’.
A spokesperson said Pride had failed to address their relationship with ‘destructive industries’ that use the event to ‘pinkwash’ their reputations.
They added: ‘These partnerships embarrass the LGBTQ+ community, at a time when much of the cultural world is rejecting ties to these toxic industries.
‘We call on Pride to remember the spirit in which it was founded and to respect the memory of all those who fought and died to secure the rights we now possess, whilst taking the necessary steps to protect our community long into the future.’
Legendary LGBTQ+ rights campaigner Peter Tatchell said: ‘Climate destruction is destroying communities, jobs, homes and lives across the world, especially in poorer countries.
‘Our community must not collude with environment, species and climate destroying companies.’