A counter-protest against Just Stop Oil saw a ‘celebratory banquet’ interrupted by rape alarms tied to balloons.
Just Stop P****** People Off has been taking action against the anti-oil campaign group in recent days, surrounding protesters and trying to reduce the impact of their protests.
Just Stop Oil was hosting a ‘Beyond F****d Banquet’ in London on Sunday in order to ‘step back, grieve for what will die and disappear but also to celebrate what we have achieved’, offering campaign updates, stories from people ‘in resistance’, plant based food and music, the MailOnline reports.
But their event was interrupted when Just Stop P****** People Off counter-protesters crashed the event, sending loudly screeching ‘personal safety alarms’ on orange balloons up to the roof of the event venue.
The counter-protest group was revealed yesterday evening to be led by British YouTubers Josh Pieters and Archie Manners, and they said they’d sent a mole ‘undercover’ to try and stop Just Stop Oil.
Archie explained why they set up the group: ‘Climate Change is the greatest crisis facing our generation – but if we’re going to solve it we need to work together.
‘JSO’s tactics over the last 18 months haven’t worked; indeed people across the country are put off this vital cause as a result of their protesting.
‘The people at JSO are well intended; but they’re going about it the wrong way. Stopping mothers getting to hospital, or ruining people’s day out at the snooker isn’t doing anything to tackle climate change.’
Just Stop Oil took to Twitter to share a video of the interruption, showing people climbing ladders to reach the screeching alarms in the high-ceilinged venue.
They said: ‘Props to Just Stop P****** People Off for their impeccable action design.
‘We invited them to eat with us, but the alarms they let off at our banquet instead were the perfect metaphor for the urgency of the climate crisis.’
Just Stop Oil, which was founded last February, is certainly divisive in its mission to put an end to all new oil and gas contracts.
Last week a protester, 21, was punched to the ground and kicked in the head while slow-marching down Cromwell Road in Kensington.
Protester Daniel Knorr, a student, said he didn’t plan to say anything to the police over the assault.
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