DEnvironmental activists from the Just Stop Oil group attacked a concession of the luxury car brand Aston Martin in central London on Sunday, as part of their series of actions that began in early October against the exploitation of hydrocarbons.
As a group of activists blocked traffic on Park Lane, one of the capital’s swankiest thoroughfares bordering Hyde Park on Sunday morning, one of them sprayed orange paint on the dealership’s window Aston Martin located on this street.
The Just Stop Oil group launched a series of daily actions and blockades in the capital in early October. On Friday, two activists attacked Van Gogh’s masterpiece “Sunflowers” at the National Gallery.
They ask the government of Liz Truss to put an end to the exploitation of hydrocarbons in the country, exploitation that the Prime Minister has decided to accelerate.
More power to the police
Faced with these recurrent demonstrations, the government has decided to strengthen the powers of the police. In an op-ed published in The Mail on Sunday, Home Secretary Suella Braverman announced that the security law now going through parliament will give police new powers to take more “proactive” action. against these groups, whose “guerrilla” actions it has already denounced in the past.
The new law “will strengthen the security of transport networks, oil terminals and printing works”, to protect “capital national infrastructures or access to essential goods and services”, she said.
Several members of Just Stop Oil have already received prison sentences for their actions.
In addition to Just Stop Oil, the minister is specifically targeting the Insulate Britain movements, which are calling for the isolation of housing, or the environmental movement Extinction Rebellion, the latter having also planned a mobilization this weekend in the British capital.