Boris Johnson’s car is forced to swerve round Greenpeace climate protesters after they link arms on the Mall to block his route to see the Queen
- Boris Johnson was being driven to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen today
- But the long-standing formality was interrupted by climate change protestors
- Greenpeace later claimed responsibility, saying they want Boris to go green
Climate change protesters have halted Boris Johnson’s car on its way to Buckingham Palace.
The new Prime Minister was en route to meet the Queen to start of his term of office when a group from Greenpeace fanned out across The Mall.
Police motorcycle riders quickly bundled the demonstrators out of the way and stopped three others who approached Johnson’s Jaguar waving placards and a banner.
Johnson’s car was quickly moving again and he arrived at a Buckingham Palace a short time later to meet the Queen and officially become Prime Minister.
Greenpeace protesters stopped Boris Johnson’s car on his way to meet the Queen today
A police motorcycle rider bundled the group out of the way so Johnson’s car could continue
Three other demonstrators ran at the new Prime Minister’s Jaguar branding a banner
Greenpeace later claimed responsibility for the protest, proclaiming they had ‘disrupted Boris Johnson’s appointment’.
They called on the new leader to stop Heathrow’s third runway, ironically a police Johnson has previously opposed, and ‘show internationally leadership on climate change’.
The protest was one of number being carried out today by a plethora of different groups, all keen to make a name for their cause on the day Britain gets a new leader.
This morning, a group called ‘Led by Donkeys’ projected an image of Boris onto Buckingham Palace, along with a caption calling him a liar.
Another group, who want a second referendum on Britain’s EU membership, stood outside Buckingham Palace with a sheet reading ‘Put it to the people’ on it.
The day of stunts continues this evening when a number of groups, including Corbynistas Momentum and anti-racism campaign Black Lives Matter, hold an event called ‘Fck Govt Fck Boris’ in central London.
Meanwhile another protest group, who want a second referendum on EU membership, also picketed Buckingham Palace