A coalition of groups including Just Stop Oil, Jeremy Corbyn’s Peace and Justice Project, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and Insulate Britain plans to disrupt central London this Saturday and Sunday with a mass civil resistance march.
The coalition, called We All Want to Just Stop Oil, brings together a range of groups focused on the cost of living and climate crises.
Beginning at 11am, people will assemble at 25 starting points across London, including Waterloo, Paddington and Euston stations. From these locations, the groups will converge at Westminster.
A Just Stop Oil spokesperson said: “We are currently witnessing the breakdown of all we hold dear. Our government has not got this – they are increasing the grip of fossil fuels at our throat. If the government won’t stop approving new oil and gas projects then we will make them stop. Come to Westminster from 1st October to peacefully join thousands of other ordinary people in civil resistance because our lives depend on it.”
Jeremy Corbyn, the founder of the Peace and Justice Project, said: “Record breaking weather is happening everywhere and everything is too expensive. That’s the crisis. You can’t separate out the cost of living and climate crises. The whole system, which creates billionaires and starves hundreds of millions, is the crisis. It can’t be resolved, it must be overcome and transformed.”
Liam Norton, from Insulate Britain, said: “The government’s plan to open new oil, gas and coal projects is the biggest act of government criminality in our history. They are participating in the destruction of this country and the murder of countless people around the world. What else can you call it? In order to stop new oil and gas we need to Insulate Britain now.”