One protester at Just Stop Oil admitted he would be “angry” if he was forced to miss a funeral or appointment due to the group’s road protests.
Alex de Kooning said he felt sorry for the public whose lives were disrupted by their protests – but added that they should ask themselves why activists are doing this.
A grieving man today criticized the Just Stop Oil fanatics whose stunt on Britain’s busiest motorway this week caused him to miss his father’s funeral.
Tony Bamburi traveled to the funeral with his family from his home off the A13 near Betsy Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire on Monday when it was discovered that environmental gangs had blocked parts of the M25 in protest – dramatically disrupting its flight.
He had to leave the motorway toward St Albans to find an alternate route to Essex, but ended up stuck in a long tail.
Just Stop Oil activist Alex de Koning admitted he would be “angry” if he was forced to miss a funeral or appointment due to the group’s road protests.
Speaking to GB News’ Biff Turner (pictured), Mr. de Kooning said: “I am really sorry to everyone who has been affected, and it is horrible that this is happening.
Tony Bamburi was traveling with his family from his home in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, to the funeral off the A13 near Betsy on Monday when he discovered environmental gangs had blocked parts of the M25 in protest.
“These people, by their actions, have forced me not to go to my father’s funeral, and it’s not like I’m going to get a second chance at it,” said Mr. Bamburi. Pictured is his late father
Describing the heartbreaking moment he had to call his grieving mother that he would not be there for the funeral, Mr Bamburi told ITV Meridian, describing the heartbreaking moment: “I called my 79-year-old mum and was very upset, as you can imagine. My brother and his family were there, and I wanted to be there, and I had a eulogy that I would give him about my father.
“These people, by their actions, forced me not to go to my father’s funeral, and it’s not like I’m getting a second chance to do so. I will never forget what they did and I will never forgive them for what they did.
Speaking to GB News, Mr. de Kooning said: “I am really sorry to everyone who has been affected, and it is appalling that this is happening.
When asked about the impact of protests on Britons such as Mr Bamburi, who missed his father’s funeral due to the traffic chaos, Mr de Kooning added: “This is appalling, I would also be angry if I got stuck in this crowd then.” I missed a funeral or appointment.
“But the real question people need to ask themselves is: Why do people take such actions?”
‘You don’t watch and you don’t care,’ Susanna Reid told Sam Johnson.
It comes as Britain’s Susanna Reid of Good Morning launched a scathing attack on a Just Stop Oil spokeswoman this morning after the group again stopped traffic on the M25 motorway by climbing bridges at several junctions.
“The media always wants to talk about what. We need to talk about why,” group spokesperson Sam Johnson told the programme.
But Susanna Reid said, “The problem is people get distracted by what you’re doing. It’s becoming a distraction.”
Co-host Ed Balls added: “People hate you. [They think] A campaign is not a good way to move forward.
Susanna asked, “Have you seen this show?” – to which Mr. Johnson told her “No”.
At this point, Susanna started turning it off. She told him, “So you have no idea what this program is doing.
Susanna presented the program alongside former Labor Representative Ed Balls
Johnson told viewers of Good Morning Britain that the media only likes to talk about what the group does, not why
“You have no idea who our meteorologist is, Laura Tobin, who is one of the most vocal people on climate change who has written an entire book talking about what we need as individuals about climate change.
“And you have the nerve to come here and say we’re totally distracted and not talk about problems?
“We talk about it every morning, son.
“You don’t get people on your side, including people who naturally sympathize with your cause.
“Sorry, I’m going to end here because you already said you don’t watch and don’t care.”
During Susanna’s comments, the other presenters in the studio, including Laura Tobin, could be seen shaking their heads in approval.
But Johnson repeatedly tried to interrupt the announcer, saying, “Susanna. Susan. Susan.
Social media users split after the interview, with many praising Susanna’s “cool” actions – while others accused the presenter of “bullying”.
This came after morning traffic chaos in which a Just Stop Oil protester crashed a truck, injuring an outside policeman on the M25 today.
Parts of Britain’s busiest motorway were closed for a third day in a row as an environmental extremist blocked scaffolding in a new escalation of hostilities.
An environmental enthusiast caused mayhem between Junction 26 and Junction 27 in Essex after she was seen climbing a roadside pole, with a witness claiming she was lucky and no one was killed.
Two trucks collided under a bridge and a police officer appeared to knock a motorcycle amid the chaos. A picture from the crime scene showed trucks and a motorcycle collapsing on the shoulder of the road.
A witness told MailOnline: “I was driving around 6.21am when a woman started climbing a concrete pole. A police officer on a motorcycle swerved to stop them and crashed into a truck, then collided with another truck. They arrested the woman before she reached the bridge.”
“Someone will die soon,” he added, and praised truck drivers and police officers’ safety equipment for preventing them from today’s tragedy.
The incident came on what appears to be the worst working day so far on the M25 motorway, as police failed to stop at least a dozen protesters, leading to the closure of intersections at Junction 4, 7, 8, 8 to 9 and 13 leading to Junction 14. ., Junction 22, Junction 23 to Junction 27 and Junction 30 of the M25.
A truck crashed on the M25 motorway between Junction 27 and Junction 28 today after a protester hit the road. A police officer was also injured
An outside policeman was thrown off his bike and two trucks collided when a Just Stop Oil protester attempted to climb a bridge on the M25
Police are said to be patrolling the highway to stop the protesters’ success but have so far failed as one protester closed himself at the gate in an escalation of earlier protests.
Scotland Yard said a person had self-locked at an overhead gate near Intersections 24 and 25 this morning.
The force said, “The locks add complexity to our transportation teams and the overall process is getting longer. For this move we had to bring in special equipment including JCB. Officials will endeavor to work quickly and safely to unlock it as soon as possible.”
Activists appear to have deceived the officers, who showed up at 6.30am – 30 minutes before Monday and yesterday.
Just Stop Oil was joined by activists from Animal Rebellion, a group that campaigns for a “vegetarian diet,” with two of its members making an appearance on Exit 13.
The renewed number of protesters in the streets is deeply embarrassing to the police, who have been urged to take action.
The Met said in a tweet at 6.56 a.m. this morning that it was “prepared to respond to any protest” – sent 26 minutes after protesters had already taken to the streets.
After the events of this morning, social media users were torn apart by Susanna Reade’s removal of Johnson.
Samuel Johnson, 29, of Suffolk, was arrested in September after Just Stop Oil activists occupied a tunnel under the road to an oil refinery for 13 days.
He has been charged and is awaiting trial.
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