Just Stop Oil Activists Cover Knightsbridge Rolex Store With Orange Paint

Two protesters from Just Stop Oil have been arrested after spraying a London Rolex store with orange paint from a fire extinguisher.

Two people were arrested at the scene in Knightsbridge, London
Two people were arrested at the scene in Knightsbridge, London

The two "activists" vandalised the front of the luxury Rolex store in Knightsbridge, London, at approximately 8.30am this morning.


This is the latest in a string of stunts carried out by the group over the last three weeks, which have included gluing themselves to roads, vandalising paintings, and climbing above the Dartford Crossing.



56-year-old activist and former deputy headteacher from Perthshire in Scotland, Adrian Johnson, said: "The science is clear. The breakdown of the climate is here and it is due to the extraction and use of fossil fuels.


"Any new fossil fuel projects will cause irreparable damage to the climate. This may have already happened.


"And yet, this is the path our government is following by granting over 100 new oil and gas licences. It makes no sense and it's reckless beyond belief."


Both suspects have been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage
Both suspects have been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage

Just Stop Oil have vowed to continue protests until the government suspends all new fossil fuel licences.


The Metropolitan Police said that by 8.43am they had arrested two protesters on suspicion of criminal damage.



A spokesperson for the force said: "They have been taken into custody at a central London police station."


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