Just Stop Oil spray orange substance on climate change sceptic HQ

Chaos on Tufton Street as Just Stop Oil strike again: Eco-zealots spray orange substance over home of climate change sceptics while furious cabbie drives AROUND fanatics lying on the road in group’s 27th stunt this month

  • Just Stop Oil targeted a climate change sceptic groups in its latest attack 
  • A protester sprayed an orange substance on the door of a Tufton Street property
  • Met Police arrested the protester on suspicion of criminal damage

A Just Stop Oil protester has sprayed an orange substance across the front door of a London residence associated with climate change sceptics and former Prime Minister Liz Truss.

An eco-zealot vandalised the exterior of 55 Tufton Street in Westminster on Tuesday morning. The residence is the headquarters of the Global Warming Policy Foundation and other fossil fuel lobby groups, as well as several think tanks related to Brexit.

Met Police responded to the residence around 11.10am after receiving reports that protesters were spray painting the building. 

A furious taxi driver was seen driving over the pavement while protesters from the group laid in the middle of Horseferry Road, near Tufton Street, to block traffic.

One person was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage, police have confirmed. 

The stunt marks the environmental mob’s 27th protest this month. It comes just one day after police arrested a group of Just Stop Oil protesters who threw chocolate cake in the face of a waxwork of King Charles III at Madame Tussauds.

Just Stop Oil activists have sprayed an orange substance over front door of the headquarters to a climate change sceptic lobby group

An eco-zealot vandalised the exterior of 55 Tufton Street in Westminster on Tuesday around 11.10am

A furious taxi driver was seen driving over the pavement while protesters from the group laid in the middle of Horseferry Road, near Tufton Street, to block traffic

Just Stop Oil supporters block traffic on Horseferry Road after spraying the 55 Tufton Street

Just Stop Oil protesters have blocked roads and bridges in the capital in order to highlight their demand that the government stops new oil and gas projects

The latest protest comes as splits emerged within the radical eco movement, with activists at odds over which actions protesters should take to get the public’s attention. 

Just Stop Oil mastermind Roger Hallam has called on his organisation to take extreme actions, arguing that ‘nothing happens’ unless you upset the public.

However, Rupert Read, former spokesman for Extinction Rebellion (XR), has urged the group to focus on attracting new members to its cause instead of flashy demonstrations.

Mr Read argues the ‘radical’ actions the groups have been taking pose ‘significant barriers’ when recruiting new activists to join the cause.

XR inspired the seemingly more radical groups, Just Stop Oil and Insulate Britain. Both groups were founded and run by experienced members of XR. 

Mr Hallam, a co-founder member of XR, actually left the group to pursue a more radical extreme path. He now co-ordinates behind the scenes for Just Stop Oil.

‘If we’re going to win, we need a lot of people on board. I’m trying to create a moderate flank,’ Mr Read, a professor at the University of East Anglia, has argued, according to The Times.

‘What I want to see, and what I believe will occur, is a much larger mobilisation of people more moderate than Extinction Rebellion but more radical than any existing mainstream groups.’ 

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