Simply Cease Oil protesters have blocked the well-known Abbey Street crossing in the identical pose as The Beatles as they block visitors in London of their newest local weather stunt.

Members of the eco-mob walked onto the pedestrian crossing in north west London at 1pm at this time as they proceed to trigger chaos on the roads of the capital.

Video reveals 4 protesters strolling onto the crosswalk and performing the pose made well-known by The Beatles on the quilt of their Abbey Street album.

Nevertheless, the group then sat down on the tarmac, blocking the highway to visitors by way of Maida Vale.

Video reveals no less than one car driving on the pavement to get around the protesters, who’re calling for the Authorities to cease issuing new oil and gasoline licences and consents. 

The Met has despatched 4 police vans and dozens of cops to the scene and the highway has been closed whereas they attempt to take away the activists. 

It’s the twenty third consecutive day of protest by the group, which has brought about chaos on the roads of London and South East England in latest weeks, in addition to performing a number of excessive profile stunts.

Final week supporters of its trigger blocked a part of the Dartford Crossing, one of many busiest roads within the nation for one-and-a-half days after climbing a bridge, whereas additionally blocking visitors in a number of London roads.

And final weekend two eco-zealots prompted worldwide outrage after throwing soup on Vincent Van Gogh’s masterpiece portray ‘Sunflowers’ within the Nationwide Gallery. 

Four Just Stop Oil protesters blocked Abbey Road in London earlier this afternoon, recreating the famous pose made by The Beatles

4 Simply Cease Oil protesters blocked Abbey Street in London earlier this afternoon, recreating the well-known pose made by The Beatles

Protesters unfurled a banner with the words 'Just Stop Oil' emblazoned on it as they conduct the demonstration on Sunday, October 23

Protesters unfurled a banner with the phrases ‘Simply Cease Oil’ emblazoned on it as they conduct the demonstration on Sunday, October 23

Cars appeared to mount the pavement as they drove around the protesters earlier this afternoon after the eco-zealots blocked the road

Vehicles appeared to mount the pavement as they drove across the protesters earlier this afternoon after the eco-zealots blocked the highway

The four protesters walked onto the crossing at 1pm as they demanded an end to the Government issuing licences and consents for oil and gas

The 4 protesters walked onto the crossing at 1pm as they demanded an finish to the Authorities issuing licences and consents for oil and gasoline

In a press release launched this afternoon, Simply Cease Oil parodied a few of The Beatles most well-known lyrics.

‘4 Simply Cease Oil supporters are blocking Abbey Street, London,’ it stated. 

‘They’re demanding that the federal government halts all new oil and gasoline licences and consents.

‘The 4 stepped out at 1pm, onto the long-lasting zebra crossing on Abbey Street made well-known as the quilt to Beatle’s Abbey Street album. After recreating the well-known crossing, they made the next assertion, earlier than gluing onto the crossing.

‘Let’s come collectively, as we face damaged politics, eye watering power payments and the lack of our freedoms, rights and democracy. Stand with Simply Cease Oil supporters in jail, with the 1,700 murdered throughout the worldwide south, with the 33 million displaced in Pakistan, with those that famine is stalking throughout Africa.

‘We are able to work it out, we have to cease new oil and gasoline, burning extra will make our state of affairs worse, perilous. New oil and gasoline is a poisonous Truss coverage proposed by a Prime Minister who wrecked the financial system in lower than 40 days, who sought to make the wealthy even wealthier whereas leaving households too poor to warmth a tin of soup.

‘Think about if our authorities sought to guard slightly than hurt us. We won’t let damaged politics wreck our solely dwelling and destroy all that we maintain pricey, colleges, hospitals, transport, the flexibility to develop meals, ordered civil society is on the road.

‘As a result of, we won’t die silently, it is going to be atypical individuals, such as you, your folks, colleagues and neighbours who do what our authorities can’t. It can take all of us.’

The Metropolitan Police tweeted: ‘We’re conscious of Simply Cease Oil protesters in Abbey Street, NW8 blocking the highway in each instructions. Officers are on scene and dealing…. Additional to comply with.’

The group recreated the famous Abbey Road album cover by The Beatles in 1969 (pictured) before sitting down on the road today

The group recreated the well-known Abbey Street album cowl by The Beatles in 1969 (pictured) earlier than sitting down on the highway at this time

Police were seen standing in front of the protesters after they sat down in the middle of the road and clasped each other's hands

Police had been seen standing in entrance of the protesters after they sat down in the midst of the highway and clasped one another’s arms

One of many protesters, who recognized himself as Shaun Davies, a musician from Manchester, quoted George Harrison when defending his actions. 

The 32-year-old stated: ‘”We’re now the outcomes of our previous actions, and sooner or later we’ll be the outcomes of the actions we’re performing now,’ so stated George Harrison. 

‘By no means have his phrases rang extra true than they do at this time; so right here we’re, in his spirit, saying that what we do within the subsequent three years will decide the way forward for humanity. 

‘Let’s not sleepwalk into the furnace; let’s face our fears and act with love and braveness to avoid wasting all of the great tradition humankind has created.’

One other protester, referred to as Eben Lazarous, from Brighton, stated: ‘I am a musician, I don’t need to be right here disrupting probably the most iconic location related to a band I love and love. 

However except we sort out the local weather disaster, we are going to lose all that has been created, all that will likely be created, all that brings pleasure and luxury to tens of millions.’

The 22-year-old added: ‘Music is among the strongest instruments on the disposal of humankind. It may possibly deliver individuals collectively, consolation us, save us. We threat dropping all of it. We’d like everybody to return collectively and stand within the face of this atrocity.’

It comes a day after protesters glued themselves to a highway in Islington on, resulting in police to make 17 arrests for wilful obstruction of the freeway.

For the reason that marketing campaign started on April 1st, Simply Cease Oil supporters have been arrested over 1,800 occasions, with 7 supporters presently in jail.

The group warned that ‘this isn’t a someday occasion’ including: ‘count on us day-after-day and anyplace… Our supporters will likely be returning – at this time, tomorrow and the following day – and the following day after that – and day-after-day till our demand is met: no new oil and gasoline within the UK.’

The group have been receiving loads of backlash, notably after they had been accused of getting ‘blood on their arms’ after two ladies died on a motorway through the Simply Cease Oil protest on Dartford Bridge.