Revealed: Just Stop Oil activist who disrupted snooker with orange powder sells protests online for as little as £5

18 April 2023, 09:15 | Updated: 18 April 2023, 09:38

You can pay Edred Whittingham, who disrupted a World Championship snooker game, to carry out disruption
You can pay Edred Whittingham, who disrupted a World Championship snooker game, to carry out disruption. Picture: PA/social media
Kieran Kelly

By Kieran Kelly

A Just Stop Oil protestor who covered a snooker table in orange paint during the World Championship offers his protestor services for as little as £5 a month.

Edred Whittingham, a Politics, Philosophy and Economics undergraduate at the University of Exeter, has four tiers of service, including highway obstruction, aggravated trespass and criminal damage.

He claims to have been arrested six times and says he asks for donations to pay for his weekly shop and monthly phone bill.

Meanwhile, the highest membership tier - worth £50 - is to provide him with "financial security" after his release from prison.

Whittingham caused chaos at a World Championship snooker game most recently on Monday night, covering a table in orange paint, but has been involved in a number of Just Stop Oil protests.

He was arrested on September 14, 2022, after taking place in a Just Stop Oil protest at Kingsbury Oil Terminal in Warwickshire.

The student was also arrested after gluing his hand to a painting at Manchester Art Gallery in July, also with Just Stop Oil.

Full cost of Just Stop Oil protestor's services

There are a number of membership tiers on Whittingham's website
There are a number of membership tiers on Whittingham's website. Picture: social media

Level One: Highway Obstruction - £5

Level Two: Aggravated Trespass - £10

Level Three: Criminal Damage - £20

Level Four: Public Nuisance Conspiracy - £50

On his social media, Whittingham says he is in "civil resistance against the UK government" and "needs help".

Whittingham disrupts World Championship snooker game
Whittingham disrupts World Championship snooker game. Picture: PA

Whittingham stopped the game between Robert Milkins and Mark Allen as the crowd booed him.

It came in the first stage of the 2023 World Snooker Championship at the Crucible in Sheffield.

Read More: Eco activists halt World Snooker Championship at the Crucible with orange powder protest as angry crowd boos them off

Read More: Oil just stopped: Activists wrestled to the ground as they tried to spray-paint dinosaurs at exhibition

Security moved into to grab him off the table, while at the same time a female protester wearing a similar shirt leapt from the crowd and tried to get on a separate match.

However, staff managed to grab her and stop her from getting on the table.

Two people were arrested.

Just Stop Oil, which has made use of highly disruptive methods to get attention, said new oil and gas would "snooker us".

"At around 7:20pm, two Just Stop Oil supporters have disrupted the World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, interrupting play," the group said.

"The pair proceeded to cover the tables in orange powder paint before being removed by security and arrested.

Whittingham's brother Hannes, a senior data scientist at AstraZeneca, gave five per cent of his salary last year to a climate fund finding against climate change.

More Latest News

See more More Latest News

Election 2024 Biden

Biden uses Oval Office address to explain his decision to quit 2024 race

Kamala Harris will replace Joe Biden as the Democratic nominee

‘History is in your hands’: Joe Biden admits ‘it’s time for younger voices’ in historic Oval Office address

Amanda Abbington quit the show in 2023, citing 'personal reasons'

Amanda Abbington compares Strictly to ‘the trenches’ and says she suffered ‘humiliating behaviour of a sexual nature’

Tom Tugendhat served as Security Minister in the last Tory Government

Tom Tugendhat ‘ready to leave ECHR’ if necessary as he becomes second Tory MP to launch leadership bid

The logo for CrowdStrike and a Spirit Airlines webpage (Richard Drew/AP)

CrowdStrike blames bug that led to global tech outage

Netanyahu has addressed the US Congress

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu addresses Congress as protests erupt on streets of Washington with five arrested

Netanyahu waves

Netanyahu vows to press on with war in Gaza until ‘total victory’

Andrew Tate in sunglasses and black top at the Court of Appeals building in Bucharest, Romania

Andrew Tate defamation case against trafficking accuser can go to trial – judge

Five people have been arrested inside the US Capitol building for attempting to disrupt an address by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Five arrested in US Capitol building for attempting to disrupt Israeli PM Netanyahu's speech

Tributes at the Supernova music festival in Israel

October 7 survivor recounts sexual assault by Hamas attackers

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the United States Congress tonight as he declared the "US and Israel must stand together."

Benjamin Netanyahu declares US and Israel 'must stand together' as he delivers speech to Congress

A Russian serviceman patrols a destroyed residential area in the city of Severodonetsk on July 12, 2022

Russia 'would have to lose over 1.5 million soldiers' to achieve Ukraine war goals, new head of British army claims

Steven Van de Velde will compete at this year's Olympics

Athlete who raped 12-year-old British girl shouldn’t be banned from the Olympics, Paula Radcliffe tells LBC

US Israel Netanyahu

Police use pepper spray as protesters march on Capitol ahead of Netanyahu speech

FBI Director Christopher Wray

Trump gunman researched Kennedy assassination, FBI director says

Seven Labour MPs were suspended

Rebel MP who was suspended by Labour over two-child benefit cap vote claims she was ‘bullied’ by party whips