Just Stop Oil disrupted again as counter-protesters set off alarms hidden in balloons at celebration feast

23 July 2023, 21:21 | Updated: 24 July 2023, 07:55

The climate activists posted a video of their members attempting to get the loud balloons off of the ceiling - while congratulating their rivals for their "action design".
The climate activists posted a video of their members attempting to get the loud balloons off of the ceiling - while congratulating their rivals for their "action design". Picture: Twitter/Just Stop Oil

By Chay Quinn

Just Stop Oil have been targeted again - with their nemesis counter-group disrupting a banquet held by the eco-zealots' by setting off rape alarms tied to balloons.

The climate activists posted a video of their members attempting to get the loud balloons off of the ceiling - while congratulating their rivals for their "action design".

The action was the work of Just Stop P***ing People Off, a new organisation dedicated to stopping Just Stop Oil in their campaign of disruption.

The counter-protesters, led by British YouTubes Josh Pieters and Archie Manners, shared the footage of the disruption with their 1.44 million subscribers.

They told of how they first embedded a "mole" within the group to work out where the celebratory meal was taking place.

A spokesperson for the group said: "Climate Change is the greatest crisis facing our generation - but if we're going to solve it we need to work together. 

"JSO's tactics over the last 18 months haven't worked; indeed people across the country are put off this vital cause as a result of their protesting," they told the Mail Online.

"The people at JSO are well intended; but they're going about it the wrong way. Stopping mothers getting to hospital, or ruining people's day out at the snooker isn't doing anything to tackle climate change."

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Just Stop Oil gave "props" to the counter-protesters "for their impeccable action design."

"We invited them to eat with us, but the alarms they let off at our banquet instead were the perfect metaphor for the urgency of the climate crisis," they said.

It comes after the new counter-group were filmed earlier this week clashing with orange-clad members as they were slow-marching in London.

They surrounded Just Stop Oil activists preparing to block traffic on London's roads, telling them to "stop p*****g everyone off".

Footage posted online by Just Stop Oil (JSO) show over a dozen counter-protestors surrounding activists, who then take to the floor to shout their arguments through a megaphone.

One JSO activist told the counter-protestors how she was arrested for demonstrating in London yesterday but said she was back out on the street because "it is our democratic right to do so".

A brief argument broke out between activists and counter-protestors, with one JSO member shouting: "How long are you willing to stand there?"

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