Just Stop Oil protesters get surrounded by counter-demonstrator group Just Stop P*ssing Everyone Off
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Protestors attached to the Just Stop Oil climate activist group have been surrounded by a counter-demonstration.
Just Stop Oil describe themselves as 'ordinary people demanding the UK Government immediately halt all new oil and gas consents and licences'.
They have been responsible for some pretty daring and jaw-dropping stunts over the last few months as they try to raise awareness for their cause.
A lot of their demonstrations involve blocking traffic so that people stop and listen to what they're saying.
However, ahead of a recent protest in Elephant & Castle, they were surrounded by people looking very similar to them.
🚨 BREAKING: Just Stop Oil Met With Counterprotest— Just Stop Oil (@JustStop_Oil) July 20, 2023
🦺 Supporters of Just Stop Oil were met with a counterprotest while preparing to slow march in Elephant & Castle, but after explaining their reasoning for demanding an end to new oil and gas, the counterprotesters dispersed. pic.twitter.com/iC4Tm5cLeg
A counter group wearing the same type of orange t-shirts that Just Stop Oil use created a circle around them.
However, this new group had one important difference in their outfit.
Instead of Just Stop Oil emblazoned on the front, it read Just Stop P*ssing Everyone Off.
There have been a few outbursts at people involved in Just Stop Oil protests, which is probably where this counter group came up with their fancy title.
Back in October last year, furious drivers took action against the group by shoving them out of the road.
Some glued themselves to the tarmac to halt traffic, with furious drivers soon pulling protestors onto the pavement.
Some even took to Twitter to air their grievances, one user said: "If the police fail to move these self entitled Just Stop Oil protesters, it was only a matter of time until the public took matters into their own hands. They weren’t expecting this."
While another added: "So earlier today Just Stop Oil protesters delayed an ambulance and a fire engine due to blocking the road at Knightsbridge.
"These delays could have cost someone their life and yet, the police just allowed it."
In this latest incident at Elephant & Castle, a Just Stop Oil protestor said it is their democratic right to protest.
They said over the megaphone that while these types of demonstrations are 'uncomfortable' they believe they are 'necessary'.
While it might have looked like an intimidating scene, Just Stop Oil claimed it was a moment of educational bliss.
"Supporters of Just Stop Oil were met with a counterprotest while preparing to slow march in Elephant & Castle, but after explaining their reasoning for demanding an end to new oil and gas, the counterprotesters dispersed," the group said on Twitter.