Met Police have provided live updates via X (formerly Twitter) this morning regarding a Just Stop Oil protest in Hendon.
They posted at 8:36am this morning (13 Nov), “We have found a large group of Just Stop Oil activists in Hendon, who have just entered the road. Officers are with them are moving straight to an arrest phase. Updates for today will be on this thread
“Hendon Way, A41 – Officers who were on scene immediately are making multiple arrests. More resources are on route to clear the road and minimise disruption for people in the area.
“There is significant congestion in the area.People stuck in this could be trying to get to work, appointments or school. So far more than 40 arrests have been made, but that number will continue to rise.
“We are continuing to make arrests and send additional resources to Hendon Way. That is more officers removed from their communities to arrest Just Stop Oil activists. We estimate that more than 60 have been made. This number could rise to around 100.”
Today marks the third week of Just Stop Oil’s campaign of slow marching in London. So far there have been over 300 arrests, with 132 Just Stop Oil supporters charged, and three remanded to prison.
Yesterday, Just Stop Oil supporters held a march in North London in remembrance of all those who have died for this country, whose sacrifices are being betrayed by the Government’s genocidal policy of licensing new oil and gas. One of those marching remarked: “New oil and gas will destroy what my relatives suffered and died to protect”
One of those taking action today in Hendon is Dr. Juliette Brown, a 53 year old doctor and mum-of-four from London. She said: “Democracy doesn’t start and end at the ballot box. Whether it’s marching for a ceasefire in Palestine or taking action with Just Stop Oil, I feel driven to act by government policies that are threatening the lives of countless millions of ordinary people.”
At 10:50am, The Met posted: “All the Just Stop Oil activists who were slow marching along the A41 have been arrested. This will be more than 110. The final few activists are awaiting transport to custody.
“We will re-open the Brent flyover as quickly as possible.”
Harrow Online will continue to monitor the thread and will provide updates.