Just Stop Oil protests in art and sport; What are activists asking for? – The financial

Two Just Stop Oil activists dabbed on Monday two chocolate cakes on the face of the wax figure of the king charles iii at London’s Madame Tussauds, with the slogan that the British government “stop new oil and gas licenses”.

โ€œThe science is clear, the demand is simple: stop new oil and gas licenses,โ€ they proclaimed as they threw the cakes at the sculpture, which is surrounded by other members of the British royal family.

The environmental entity shared the action in a video on its social networks, accompanied by some tweets in which they denounce the English monarch for “having given up attending and giving a speech” in person at the next COP27 of the United Nations, which will take place from 6 to 18 November in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

Just Stop Oil campaigners have also joined the frame of a copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’ at the Royal Academy of Arts in London and John Constable’s ‘The Hay Wain’ at the National Gallery.

Three Just Stop Oil protests in two weeks

This event comes a day after two other activists from the German group Last Generation throwing mashed potatoes at one of Claude Monet’s ‘The Haystacks’ pictorial worksat the Barberi Museum in Potsdam, located south of Berlin.

Ten days ago, two other members of Just Stop Oil They threw two cans of tomato soup on ‘Les Tournesols’, by Vincent Van Gogh, at the National Gallery in London, after which they stuck their hands to the wall wondering: โ€œIs art worth more than life? with the same claim as today’s action.

Just on Sunday, October 23, Four activists parodied the Beatles’ iconic album cover in Abbey Road; they stopped traffic for a few minutes in protest, until they were stopped by the police.

Other Just Stop Oil events in sport

Protests by the group Just Stop Oil became common in 2022, and activists protested not only in museums, but also at sporting events.

In mid-March, a young man was tied by the neck to one of the Goodison Park stadium goals during the match between Everton and Newcastle on the 29th day of the Premier League.

Play was stopped for several minutes until officers broke the belt with pliers. The young man’s shirt said Just Stop Oil and had a web link on the environmental group’s Facebook page.

“It’s 2022 and it’s time to look up, step forward and not stand still. It’s time to act like it’s an emergency. Report after report tells me my future is going be disastrous and my government tells me not to worry and pay a pensionโ€said his page.


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