Environmental activists from the Just Stop Oil group attacked luxury car dealership Aston Martin in central London on Sunday, as part of a series of measures that began in early October against hydrocarbon exploitation.
When a group of activists blocked traffic on Park Lane, one of the capital’s finest streets adjacent to Hyde Park, on Sunday morning, one of them sprayed orange paint on the window of an Aston Martin dealership located on that street.
The Just Stop Oil group launched a series of daily measures and blockades in the capital in early October. On Friday, two activists attacked Van Gogh’s masterpiece “Sunflowers” at the National Gallery.
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They demand the government of Liz Truss to put an end to the exploitation of hydrocarbons in the country, an exploitation that the Prime Minister decided to accelerate.
In the face of these frequent demonstrations, the government decided to strengthen police powers.
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In an opinion piece published in The Mail on Sunday, Home Secretary Suella Braverman announced that a security law now being passed in Parliament would give police new powers to take more “proactive” action against these groups, whose “guerrilla actions” they have already denounced. In the past.
She said the new law would “enhance the security of transportation networks, oil terminals and printing businesses” to protect “national capital infrastructures or access to essential goods and services”.
Several Just Stop Oil members have already received prison sentences for their actions.
In addition to Just Stop Oil, the minister is specifically targeting Insulate Britain, which calls for housing sequestration, or the environmental Extinction Rebellion movement, the latter of which has also planned a mobilization this weekend in the British capital.
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