Just Stop Oil strike again as Truss lobbyist office sprayed with paint

Just Stop Oil protester sprays paint on fossil fuel lobbyists HQ

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Just Stop Oil protestors have blocked off a road and sprayed paint on the London headquarters of fossil fuel lobbyists that backed Liz Truss. Tuesday’s protest by the anti-fossil fuel activists comes on the back of a string of stunts including throwing cake over waxworks of King Charles III and protestors glueing themselves to the lobby floor in Parliament this week. 

Just Stop Oil posted footage of the protest outside 55 Tufton Street on social media, the townhouse is known to house a number of think tanks related to Brexit and climate change.

A member of Just Stop Oil can be seen calmly walking past the building armed with a canister of orange paint which he proceeds to spray all over the Georgian facade.

A Just Stop Oil spokesperson said: “Politics is broken. It was broken here in Tufton Street by shady lobbyists who now stalk the corridors of power…

“Liz Truss’s toxic pro-oil policies helped end her career – and unless we ditch them, they’ll finish us off too.”

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It came after four people have been arrested after chocolate cake was thrown on a waxwork of the King at Madame Tussauds in London.

The Just Stop Oil activists bought tickets for the attraction just after 10.30am on Monday, stepped over the barrier and appeared to smear the model with cake.

They are calling for the UK Government to halt all new oil and gas licences and consents.

Just Stop Oil has come under fire for their controversial methods in recent weeks after they threw tomato soup over Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers painting at the National Gallery this month.

Just Stop Oil protesters throw custard pie over King Charles waxwork

The group describes itself as a “coalition of groups” working to take action over climate change so that “the Government commits to ending all new licences and consents for the exploration, development and production of fossil fuels in the UK”.

They are backed by the US-based Climate Emergency Fund which distributes grants to projects taking “disruptive action” over climate change around the world.

The front windows of Harrod’s were also spray-painted by the climate activists last week.

Justice secretary Brandon Lewis branded the move as “obscene” on Twitter following the incident.

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Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer previously called their actions “arrogant and wrong”.

He said the party would introduce strict sentences for those who block roads.

“I think they’re wrong, I think their action is wrong,” Sir Keir told LBC Radio.

“My mum was very ill all of her life – she was in those ambulances when she was alive, and there will be other families listening to this who will be in the same situation. It’s arrogant,” he said.

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