Moment Just Stop Oil protester thrown to ground during slow march
A man has been caught on camera throwing a Just Stop Oil activist to the ground during a London protest.
The motorist was filmed ripping banners out of the activist's hands, shouting at them and shoving a number of them causing one to fall to the ground, and grabbing two of their phones and throwing them to the ground.
The incident took place in Mansell Street, East London where Just Stop Oil protesters were slowly walking in the road to disrupt traffic. In the background, car horns can be heard as they drive slowly behind the protesters.
It comes as police said they dealt with three separate marches with a third in Bayswater Road close to Hyde Park, west London.
Just Stop Oil posted footage of the incident on Twitter:
\u201c\u26a0\ufe0f Content warning.\n\n\ud83d\udca5 Some violence is obvious,\u00a0and some is hidden.\n\n\ud83d\udee2\ufe0f The hidden violence of approving new oil and gas, when people are dying in floods and wildfires is extreme.\n\n\ud83d\udc80 Our government are guilty of drownings, death by smoke inhalation, heat stress and starvation.\u201d
A Met spokesman said the force were “aware of an incident in which a member of the public appears to have remonstrated” with protester before the arrival of police.
He added to the Evening Standard: “At this stage, we are not aware that any allegations have been made in regard to this matter.
“We completely understand the frustration and anger of London’s communities when protesters walk slowly in the roads. We urge people not to intervene and to wait for the arrival of police, who will attend the scene promptly. We thank people for their patience."
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