More than 20 Just Stop Oil (JSO) protestors have been charged after blocking a road in west London.

A total of 23 activists, two of whom are from north London, were due to appear in court yesterday (November 2).

It comes after police responded to a protest in Earl’s Court Road, near to the junction with Cromwell Road, just after 9am on Wednesday (November 1).

According to PA, activists allegedly went “floppy” as police tried to take them away.

Those appearing in court are charged with breaching Section 7 of the Public Order Act 2023, which allows police to act if protestors interfere with key national infrastructure.

In total, police arrested 36 protestors at the scene, with the other 13 having been bailed pending further enquiries.

Police arrived on the scene within four minutes, but took almost half an hour to reopen the road.

JSO is staging ongoing protest action in a bid to stop the Government granting new fossil fuel licences.

A total of 98 people have been arrested in connection with JSO protests in London this week, and 54 people have been charged.

A police spokesperson said: “We expect protest activity to continue over the coming weeks and officers will be ready to respond to any further disruption.”

The two protestors from north London charged are as follows:

  • Jessica Sole, 32, of Islington
  • Christine Kelly, 64, of Haringey