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Just Stop Oil announces it’s pausing civil protests

Just Stop Oil announces it’s pausing civil protests

Just Stop Oil say they will 'pause its campaign of civil resistance'

Just Stop Oil has announced it is pausing civil protests.

"From today, Just Stop Oil will pause its campaign of civil resistance. We are giving time to those in the Government who are in touch with reality to consider their responsibilities to this country at this time," a statement from the environmental activist group on Twitter read.

For those unaware, Just Stop Oil claim to be 'a coalition of groups working together to ensure that the government commits to ending all new licenses and consents for the exploration, development and production of fossil fuels in the UK'.

Their protests have included chucking chocolate cake at the King Charles waxwork in Madame Tussauds and throwing soup over Van Gogh’s 'Sunflowers' painting.

Most recently, Just Stop Oil' activists were arrested for bizarrely pouring soup over themselves while standing next to a famous painting.

Dutch activists were protesting in a museum in The Hague and placed themselves next to the famous painting, 'Girl With A Pearl Earring'.

However, the situation didn't really go as expected as they opted to pour the soup on themselves, rather than the painting.

Just Stop Oil protesters covered themselves with soup instead of chucking it at a priceless painting this time.

Lora Johnson, a spokesperson for Just Stop Oil, appeared on LBC where she spoke to Nick Ferrari about her reasons for protesting.

She told him: “I’m just a mother. I’m here standing up for the future of my son.

“Did you know 100,000 people die every year in the UK because of air pollution. That’s eleven people an hour. What about the families of those eleven people an hour?”

Ferrari then asked if Johnson would be willing to go to jail in the name of protest.

To which she replied: “I’m a single mum so I’m going to try very hard not to [go to prison] but the time for standing by and watching my son’s future be stolen from him has gone. So, you can join in civil resistance against a corrupt government without getting arrested.”

Lora Johnson appeared on LBC.

She added: "I have done things that are illegal and I won’t be doing that anymore but I will be protesting and I will be joining in civil resistance."

When asked why she’d stopped doing anything illegal, she replied: "Because I don’t want to risk being remanded in prison.

"I don’t want to.

"If it happens, it happens.

"But I won't be doing anything illegal for that to be happening - but I will be joining civil resistance against the government.”

Featured Image Credit: michael melia/Alamy/PA Images/Alamy

Topics: UK News, Just Stop Oil