Just Stop Oil activists took to the streets of Camden to protest against government licences for fossil fuel production.

The group walked from Mornington Crescent station to Camden Town station, before continuing up Kentish Town Road on Monday (December 12).

Activists hit out at the government’s Public Order Bill, which seeks to criminalise protests which block roads and railway lines.

Earlier in the day the group had staged a similar action in Clapham.

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A spokesperson for Just Stop Oil said: “Greenlighting a new coal mine signals that our government does not care about everyday people or democracy.

“The real savagery hits home when you realise that most people in this country, and across the world want what Just Stop Oil is calling for – 'no new fossil fuels’.

“Government is silencing dissent by locking up ordinary people, calling for an end to new oil and gas, bringing in new laws and taking away your right to walk down the public highway.

“We ask that you join us. The time to stand-by has passed, we must resist or lose everything.”

The government has previously said it "fully supports the right of individuals to engage in peaceful protest" but that the Public Order Bill's measures are needed to help the police "respond more effectively to disruptive and dangerous protests".

A Department for Levelling Up spokesperson said on the weekend that coal from a new mine in Cumbria "will be used for the production of steel and would otherwise need to be imported". 

“The mine seeks to be net zero in its operations and is expected to contribute to local employment and the wider economy," they said.