Protesters in the United Kingdom temporarily blocked new Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s motorcade during his first day in office forcing police to work extra hard to have the Tory leader proceed.
The climate protesters wanted to block Johnson from getting to meet the Queen at her Buckingham Palace.
Under the Greenpeace banner, the protesters held hands to block Johnson’s motorcade as he headed to meet the Queen.
Police officers are seen moving the protesters away to allow the new PM’s convoy to pass while another group brandished a poster as the cars passed.
The protesters want to hand over a “crucial letter” to Johnson providing the answers to tackling the Climate Emergency.
They held posters written “Climate Emergency”.
The police motorbikes and car flanking the incoming PM’s vehicle appeared to be caught off guard by the protest, with one officer racing back towards Johnson to prevent the protesters reaching his vehicle.
Greenpeace UK’s executive director, John Sauven, was among the protesters and attempted to hand Johnson a 134-point “Climate Emergency” manifesto “detailing the wide-ranging policies the new administration must implement to prevent catastrophic climate breakdown”.
“Climate change needs to be front and centre of this new administration from day one. The responsibility on a prime minister to act on the climate emergency has never been greater.”
“Boris Johnson must get to grips with the climate emergency or be remembered as the prime minister who jeopardised our children’s future.”