A United Kingdom climate activist group posted a video Tuesday that showed an annoyed driver pushing through a protest blockade.
The activist group, Just Stop Oil, has been holding marches around London since April 24, disrupting traffic to demand action on climate change. One protestor refused to clear the road for a driver who slowly inched forward. The video then shows the activist falling to the ground, while other protestors shout that the motorist drove over her foot.
After weeks of inflammatory language from politicians and right-wing media personalities, a car has finally rammed into a peaceful protest. pic.twitter.com/9YyPgvPmWl
— Just Stop Oil (@JustStop_Oil) May 2, 2023
UK police are still investigating to see if anyone was injured. “The incident was brought to police attention after being circulated on social media and shows the person being involved in collision with a grey Renault Megane,” they told the Independent.
The group has received backlash on their tweet from multiple individuals claiming the protestor is faking their injury. (RELATED: KJP Struggles To Explain How Biden’s ‘Environmental Justice’ Order Will Help East Palestine)
— Martin Daubney (@MartinDaubney) May 2, 2023
Just got run over by a car but look at the smile on the face 🤦🤦🤦🤦don’t make me laugh 😂😂🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/TB5J6BbzSm
— bubbaslondon (@bubbaslondon) May 2, 2023
A video from an earlier Just Stop Oil protest showed a frustrated driver taking banners from protestors blocking the street. “I need to go to work. I’m going to be late today. What do you want me to do?” the driver said.
“I need to go to work…I’m going to be late.”
A driver who has had enough attempts to take banners from Just Stop Oil protesters blocking a road.
The police confronted the wrong person who is a law abiding citizen.pic.twitter.com/q6lTKsiwn9
— Chris Rose (@ArchRose90) April 25, 2023
Just Stop Oil is demanding the UK Government stop licensing all new oil, gas and coal projects and is currently protesting the UK’s decision to award 100 new licenses in the North Sea for oil and gas, according to BBC.
“Putin’s illegal invasion of Ukraine means it is now more important than ever that we make the most of sovereign energy resources,” Business Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg told the outlet, defending the decision.