Police have stepped in after Just Stop Oil protesters blocked a street in central London in the latest in a series of demonstrations. A tweet by Metropolitan Police Events said: “At 08:57hrs, section 12 conditions to move out of the road were placed on the Just Stop Oil procession on #Moorgate as it was now causing serious disruption. Updates to follow.”
A subsequent tweet added: “At 09:09hrs, following the implementation conditions, the Just Stop Oil procession at #Moorgate moved out of the road and onto the pavement.
“The road is now clear and traffic is flowing.”
A Just Stop Oil spokesman said: “The Public Order Bill and specifically Section 12 notices are being used to remove the British public’s right to peacefully oppose government policies that threaten the lives of hundreds of millions of people.
“Marching has been an integral means of bringing about social change for centuries, be it for those seeking universal suffrage, those seeking to gain equality, or those seeking to make transport accessible for disabled people.”