Footage is circulating of a car appearing to run over the foot of an environmental protester.

Activist group Just Stop Oil claimed the car “rammed into a peaceful protest” taking place on Holloway Road, islington, today (May 2).

According to the group, which shared the footage on social media, this took place “after weeks of inflammatory language from politicians and right-wing media personalities”.

In the video, at least one person can be seen trying to put their hands on the car’s bonnet and the car horn can be heard blaring.

The Metropolitan Police have launched an appeal for witnesses and dash-cam footage following the reported “collision”.

Police confirmed they are looking into the incident, which took place at around 10am.

A spokesperson said: “The incident was brought to police attention after being circulated on social media and shows the person being involved in a collision with a grey Renault Megane”.

Just Stop Oil has vowed to march from Parliament Square every morning across central London in the run-up to the King's Coronation.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, tweet @MetCC or visit