This is the moment a furious passer-by confronted Just Stop Oil protesters on the streets of central London today and accused them of ‘talking c**p’.
Police have shut down at least three marches by the demonstrators who targeted the capital’s streets for the fifth day in a row on Friday.
In footage shared online, an elderly gentleman, who said he had worked in the fossil fuel industry, shouts at a protester: ‘You’re talking c**p… so f*** off!’
In another protest almost 20 Just Stop Oil demonstrators wearing hi-vis vests and holding orange banners flocked to Mansell Street in east London.
Footage filmed from a window above the street showed the moment another enraged onlooker took matters into his own hands and started snatching the protesters’ banners.
He then hurled a female activist to the ground before smashing another’s phone.
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One passer-by (pictured) who said he had worked in the fossil fuel industry told a demonstrator: ‘You’re talking c**p… so f*** off’
Another angry onlooker threw a Just Stop Oil protester to the ground as the group was demonstrating in London
The man was filmed taking the phone of another protester and throwing it down the street
The group appeared to be taking part in a slow march through the capital when the violence occurred
Around 20 Just Stop Oil protesters were slow marching through Notting Hill today as they held up traffic in London
The man was seen arguing with Just Stop Oil protesters who were on a slow march through London
The demonstrators appeared to be taking part in a slow march that was holding up traffic, including a double-decker bus.
The man was seen shoving one of the demonstrators to the floor and chucking another activist’s phone down the street.
Police said Just Stop Oil protesters were ‘walking slowly’ in three marches in the capital today.
Protesters were seen on Mansell Street, close to Tower Hamlets, as well as marching from Queen Victoria Street to Fleet Street and in from Bayswater Road towards Hyde Park.
In all three cases, police put a condition in place that protesters complied with, allowing traffic to pass.
The Met said: ‘Police continue monitoring the situation and are ready to respond to any other Just Stop Oil protests should they occur.’
At 3pm police said officers were at another Just Stop Oil protest, this time in Barbican.
Just Stop Oil said four of their supporters had gone on a ‘mini-march’ in central London this morning and 18 others were slow marching as they demanded an end to all new oil, gas and coal projects in the UK.
One of those taking part in the mini-march this morning was Adrian Johnson, 57, a former deputy headteacher, from Forneth, Scotland.
Mr Johnson said: ‘Having taught high school science for thirty years, I trust the scientists.
‘They say there can be no new oil, gas or coal, yet our government is doing the opposite.
‘My wife Carol and I have engaged in civil disobedience, as we have seen nothing else is working fast enough.
Protester Hannah has been marching today after demonstrating on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week. She was arrested on Wednesday
Pictured on Wednesday, Hannah was detained by police in Westminster. On Thursday she was back out on a demonstration, this time joining a slow march across Tower Bridge
The 21-year-old joined about 24 other Just Stop Oil activists in London on Thursday
‘We do this for our children, our grandchildren and everything we love and care about.
‘If we break the law, we do that in support of law and order, civil society and everything we value, because all these are at risk as the climate deteriorates.’
Another of those taking action this morning was Cam Ingram, 27, a gardener from Leith in Scotland.
It is unclear how Mr Ingram and Mr Johnson travelled from Scotland to London.
Mr Ingram said: ‘As a gardener, I can see first-hand the effect extreme weather is having. Anyone who works on the land will tell you that the climate is spinning out of control.
‘The conditions are making it difficult for crops to survive. If it’s this bad now, what will 2050 look like?
‘The criminals in this government are breaking the social contract, putting all our lives in danger, simply so they can enrich themselves.
‘History shows us change only happens through disruptive acts like marching.’
The Met has tweeted about four Just Stop Oil protests in London so far on Friday
Just Stop Oil said it was unsure whether any of its protesters were hurt in this morning’s violence.
It added: ‘We understand how frustrating it can be to be disrupted, however, as of this morning 13 people are dead and 13,000 people have had to be evacuated from their homes in Italy, due to six months’ worth of rain falling in a day and a half.
‘A quarter of a million people are currently homeless in Somalia due to extreme flooding, despite the country experiencing its worst drought in 40 years.
‘The disruption we are seeing on British streets is nothing compared to the disruption wrought if we do not stop licensing new oil, gas and coal.’
The Met told MailOnline: ‘The Met and City of London Police are aware of an incident shown on social media in which a member of the public appears to have an altercation with Just Stop Oil protesters, shortly before the arrival of police.
‘At this stage, we are not aware that any allegations have been made in regard to this matter, however, at this stage we are in contact with the organisers of the demonstration.
‘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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