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Just Stop Oil protestors block traffic on famous Abbey Road crossing in same pose as The Beatles

Now eco mob target the Fab Four! Just Stop Oil protestors stop on famous Abbey Road crossing in same pose as The Beatles as they block traffic in latest climate stunt in London

  • Protesters from Just Stop Oil blocked Abbey Road in north west London today
  • They have stopped traffic at a pedestrian crossing made famous by The Beatles
  • Police are on the scene as eco-activists take part in their latest demonstration 

Just Stop Oil protesters have blocked the famous Abbey Road crossing in the same pose as The Beatles as they block traffic in London in their latest climate stunt.

Members of the eco-mob walked onto the pedestrian crossing in north west London at 1pm today as they continue to cause chaos on the roads of the capital.

Police officers are on the scene, but the road has been blocked after the eco-zealots sat down on the tarmac and held hands. 

Video shows at least one vehicle driving on the pavement to get round the protesters, who are calling for the Government to stop issuing new oil and gas licences and consents.

Four protesters have blocked the famous Abbey Road crossing in north west London this afternoon

In a statement the group said: ‘Four Just Stop Oil supporters are blocking Abbey Road, London. They are demanding that the government halts all new oil and gas licences and consents.

‘The four stepped out at 1pm, onto the iconic zebra crossing on Abbey Road made famous as the cover to Beatle’s Abbey Road album. After recreating the famous crossing, they made the following statement, before gluing onto the crossing.

‘Let’s come together, as we face broken politics, eye watering energy bills and the loss of our freedoms, rights and democracy. Stand with Just Stop Oil supporters in prison, with the 1,700 murdered across the global south, with the 33 million displaced in Pakistan, with those who famine is stalking across Africa.

‘We can work it out, we need to stop new oil and gas, burning more will make our situation worse, perilous. New oil and gas is a toxic Truss policy proposed by a Prime Minister who wrecked the economy in less than 40 days, who sought to make the rich even wealthier while leaving families too poor to heat a tin of soup.

‘Imagine if our government sought to protect rather than harm us. We will not let broken politics wreck our only home and destroy all that we hold dear, schools, hospitals, transport, the ability to grow food, ordered civil society is on the line.

‘Because, we will not die silently, it will be ordinary people, like you, your friends, colleagues and neighbours who do what our government cannot. It will take all of us.’

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