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Just Stop Oil protests cost Met police more than £9 million

A Just Stop Oil climate activist reacts while being detained by police (Credit: Getty images)

Staging sit-ins, slow marches and protests throughout the spring and summer, Just Stop Oil (JSO) and Extinction Rebellion (XR) have been doing their best to hammer home the cost of climate change to the planet. But have they ever even thought to consider the cost of their protests to the public purse?

Might the slogan ‘Just stop wasting our money’ feel more apt?

Dealing with the antics of JSO and XR between April and June this year have cost the Met over £9 million, according to police data seen by Mr Steerpike. Nearly

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