Brendan O’Neill Brendan O’Neill

We need to talk about Just Stop Oil’s class privilege

It’s easy to work out why these protesters are treated with kid gloves by the police

(Photo: Getty)

I have never felt such a strong desire to buy a man a pint as I did when I watched that builder clear Just Stop Oil protesters off the road. The clip has gone viral. We see an irate bloke take direct action against doom-mongering posh irritants. They were doing one of their funereal marches on Blackfriars Bridge in Central London, to raise awareness about the coming eco-apocalypse or some nonsense, when the man appeared out of nowhere, fuming.

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