21 Arrested in London
21 Just Stop Oil supporters were arrested marching down Bow Road in East London. This is part of the slow marches that have been taking place all month. The police shut down and arrested everyone in the march before an hour had gone by, using a power called Section 7. In these mass arrests, the police cordon off the marchers, usually all but a lucky 1 or 2 might escape the encircling. So far this month they’ve arrested a group of 40 at Waterloo Bridge, 60 on the streets of London, 100 at Whitehall, 2 Leafletters not even marching, and now this group of 21, who were 22 marchers at the outset. There are also three who will remain in jail until November 30th.
Sarah Moreis, taking action as a 58 year old shopkeeper and mum-of-four, said, “It is obscene that the government is putting short term profits over the future for our children. They should be listening to the scientists, not the lobbyists who work for oil companies. Fossil fuel companies are paying dark-money think tanks like Policy Exchange, and it’s them who Rishi Sunak has writing their laws. What will we do when flood waters ruin our homes and wreck our infrastructure? The only option available for normal people to be heard, is to cause disruption. We saw it work in the Netherlands, where the government there has been forced to end fossil fuel subsidies, and it can work here too.”
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“What are our responsibilities at this time? Because of the fossil fuel industry, we are facing horrors of a magnitude never before experienced in our existence. Our government continues to lead us to the edge of no return. We must stand up and defend ourselves. No one else is going to do it. It must be us, if we want to live.
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