Just Stop Oil have been slammed for urging the Government to mark Remembrance Day by halting new oil and gas production in a bizarre statement.
The eco activists announced on Friday they would be halting their M25 protests after four consecutive days of chaos on Britain’s busiest motorway.
In a statement, Just Stop Oil said: “From today, Just Stop Oil will halt its campaign of civil resistance on the M25.
“We are giving time to those in Government who are in touch with reality to consider their responsibilities to this country at this time.
Just Stop Oil have urged the Government to mark Remembrance Day by halting new oil and gas production Just Stop Oil
“We ask that the Prime Minister consider his statement at COP27, where he spoke of the catastrophic threat posed by the ravages of global heating, the 33 million people displaced by floods in Pakistan, and the moral and economic imperative to honour our pledges.
“You don't get to recycle words and promises — you owe it to the British people to act.”
The statement added: “Today is Remembrance Day, we call on you to honour all those who served and loved their country.
“Take the necessary first step to ensure a liveable future and halt new oil and gas.
Eco activists caused chaos on the M25 earlier this week Just Stop Oil
“The UK Government’s failure to do so is a criminal dereliction of its fundamental duty — to protect and safeguard the lives of its citizens.
“And is an act of utter betrayal of billions of people living in the Global South.
“It is murder, plain and simple. The supporters of Just Stop Oil are now the people upholding law and order and protecting civil society.
“Under British law, people in this country have a right to cause disruption to prevent greater harm — we will not stand by.”
The calls were slammed by some people, who described it as "disgusting".
One Twitter user wrote: "Invoking remembrance Day as part of your action is disgusting."
While another added: "How dare you use Remembrance Day. You are not fit to wipe the boots of the people who gave their lives for us."
On Thursday, a police officer was injured following a crash involving a police motorcycle and two lorries while an activist was on the M25.
While on Thursday, Essex Police arrested a woman attempting to climb a gantry around 1.5 miles from Junction 28 clockwise.
The force said: “One lane was closed for a short time as officers responded to the situation.”
The Metropolitan Police said: “We’re ready to respond to any criminality on the M25 again today and will work quickly to minimise disruption and keep traffic moving.”
Kent Police said: “There are no current incidents involving activists on the road networks in Kent.
“Our officers are continuing to assist other forces in responding to any offences and disruption elsewhere.”