- A protest group blocking roads near Trafalgar Square this morning
- A taxi driver crosses the street near the Equestrian Monument roundabout to
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This is the moment an angry taxi driver crossed the road to avoid the Just Stop Oil protest that caused problems in London today.
A disruptive group aiming to put pressure on the government to ditch fossil fuels once and for all took to the streets near Trafalgar Square this morning to block roads and anger drivers.
One taxi driver clearly had no time for these eco-warriors and can be seen crossing the pavement to the other side of the street at the Equestrian Monument roundabout, near the National Gallery.
The taxi driver manages to bypass the picket line and drive away.
Other drivers were not so lucky and can be seen revving their engines and honking their horns in frustration as a group of 18 protesters wearing classic orange reflectors and holding logo banners disrupt their daily lives.
A destructive group aiming to put pressure on the government to ditch fossil fuels once and for all took to the streets near Trafalgar Square this morning to block a road and anger drivers
The footage shows the driver of the white van starting to lose patience as he follows the protest as it moves at a snail’s pace through the roundabout.
He angrily says out the window, “I don’t see what’s going on, buddy. We hate more congestion, we hate more pollution that brings the city to a standstill.”
Other members of the public can be heard telling drivers to “don’t pass”, while some are more supportive and tell protesters to “keep it up”.
Police officers are seen telling the group that if they do not move out of the road they will be arrested under Section 7 of the Public Order Act as they are directed down the road to Northumberland Avenue.
The Metropolitan Police tweeted this morning: “We are arresting Just Stop Oil campaigners causing disruption in Whitehall. Arrests are being made quickly so we can free up traffic, including ambulances.
Police confirmed that all 18 activists had been arrested and were currently on their way to custody.
Yesterday, Just Stop Oil protesters were seen in west London for 45 minutes and the police did not show up.
The Met Police confirmed that on arrival all 17 Just Stop Oil activists were arrested as they marched slowly along Holland Park Road.