Just Stop Oil: 110 arrested as protestors walk up A41 blocking London traffic

​110 people have been arrested

110 people have been arrested

Just Stop Oil
Holly Bishop

By Holly Bishop

Published: 13/11/2023

- 11:19

Updated: 13/11/2023

- 14:57

Demostrators marched along Hendon Way, north London

Just Stop Oil (JSO) protestors have brought traffic to a stand-still on a busy north London road, with police arresting over 100 of the eco-zealots.

A large group of demonstrators marched up Hendon Way this morning, causing significant disruption to passers-by.

The Met Police were immediately on the scene.

The force have said that all individuals slow marching down the A41 have been arrested.

WATCH NOW: JSO slow march in Hendon

In total, 110 arrests have been made.

JSO say their protesters have been arrested for allegedly breaching Section 7 of the Public Order Act 2023.

Earlier, the Met Police said on social media: "There is significant congestion in the area. People stuck in this could be trying to get to work, appointments or school."

"We are continuing to make arrests and send additional resources to Hendon Way. That is more officers removed from their communities to arrest Just Stop Oil activists. We estimate that more than 60 have been made. This number could rise to around 100."


JSO said the protestors were peacefully marching to demand the "government immediately halt all new oil, gas, and coal projects in the UK."

The disruption in north London marks the third week of JSO members slow marching across London.

The group claim that more than 300 arrests have been made, with 132 charged and three remanded to prison.

Last week, protesters were accused of blocking an ambulance with "blue lights" on Waterloo Bridge during a demonstration.

Congestion on Waterloo BridgeJust Stop Oil (JSO) protesters caused chaos on Waterloo Bridge after an ambulance on blue lights was gridlocked by the eco-mobMet Police

Police said they estimate officers made more than 40 arrests after activists failed to move out of the busy road.

The climate group have denied blocking the ambulance and instead have blamed police for the gridlock.

A spokesperson said: "Just Stop Oil’s ‘Blue Lights’ policy has always been that we immediately move out of the way for emergency vehicles with ‘blue lights’ on. The London ambulance service has previously confirmed via Freedom Of Information requests that there has been no significant disruption to ambulances as a result of Just Stop Oil actions.

"In this case, Just Stop Oil supporters were on the other side of the road, and were not blocking the side of the road the ambulance was on. The picture shared by the Metropolitan Police indicates that it's only their officers who are blocking the road with the ambulance. Our own pictures confirm this.

"Nevertheless, we accept that our actions do cause disruption. There are a limited range of options available to normal people to resist government criminality. We will not stand by and watch while our government continues to licence new oil and gas, which in itself is an act of violence."

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