Police have stepped in to remove Just Stop Oil protestors, after activists were seen “slow walking” down two busy Islington roads.

At around 10.30am this morning (May 29) activists from Just Stop Oil were said to be “slow marching” down Holloway Road.

Less than 20 minutes later, police confirmed that they had “imposed Section 12 conditions on those involved and the road is now clear”.

Section 12 of the Public Order Act gives police power to impose conditions on public processions “necessary to prevent” disorder or disruption.

Protestors then started walking along Upper Street at around 11am. Police said they had moved out of the road by around 11.10am.

In a Tweet, the Metropolitan Police said: “We continue to monitor Just Stop Oil protests across London and will ensure that those causing considerable disruption to Londoners will be dealt with swiftly.”

Just Stop Oil confirmed on Twitter that their activists were taking part in the march in Holloway Road.

The group added that they were also outside Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court where two activists alleged to have disrupted the Premiership rugby final at Twickenham on Saturday (May 27) are being held.