Video: Just Stop Oil protester struck as car drives through

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The collision involved a Renault Megane.

Police have appealed for witnesses and dashcam footage after a protester was struck by a car driven on Holloway Road on Tuesday morning.

Just Stop Oil members have continued their daily slow march protests on London streets.

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At about 10am a group was in Islington and a protester was involved in a collision with a vehicle.

The Met Police is calling for witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage of the incident, which involved a Renault Megane, to come forward.

In a statement the force said: “The Met Police are appealing for witnesses and dash cam footage after a person was involved in a collision with a vehicle on Holloway Road, Islington, whilst engaged in a protest, at around 10am, today, Tuesday May 2.

“The incident was brought to police attention after being circulated on social media and shows the person being involved in collision with a grey Renault Megane.

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“If you were the person or have any information about the incident please report by calling 101, tweeting @MetCC or online at

A spokesperson for Just Stop Oil said: “After weeks of inflammatory language from politicians and right-wing media personalities, a car has finally rammed into a peaceful protester. We understand that the supporter in question is doing okay, and as far as we know has not required medical assistance.”

They added: “We have also received a lot of support and encouragement from bystanders - people who understand the seriousness of climate collapse and the sheer criminal insanity of drilling for new oil and gas in 2023.

“So despite new laws to ban all legal avenues for dissent, we will continue to march because that’s what people have always done to protect their rights, lives and livelihoods. Ordinary people are still struggling to pay their energy bills, oil corporations are still making billions in profit and the criminals in government are continuing to enact policies that will consign millions of people to a future of starvation, misery and death. We will get off the road when the government makes a meaningful statement to end new oil and gas.”