Just Stop Oil activists block famous Beatles Abbey Road crossing

Just Stop Oil activists have blocked traffic on Abbey Road as they continue weeks of protests in London.

Footage posted online by the environmental group shows four protesters striding across the zebra crossing and posing much like the cover of the Fab Four’s 1970 album.

However, they stayed posing on the road, held up “Just Stop Oil” banners, and glued themselves to the road while frustrated drivers honked their horns.

Shaun Davies, a 32-year-old musician from Manchester, said: “‘We’re now the results of our past actions and in the future, we’ll be the results of the actions we’re performing now.’

“So said George Harrison. Never have his words rang more true than they do today; so here we are, in his spirit, saying that what we do in the next three years will determine the future of humanity.

“Let’s not sleepwalk into the furnace; let’s face our fears and act with love and courage to save all the wonderful culture humankind has created.”

Just Stop Oil has demanded that the government halts all new oil and gas licences and consents.

Eben Lazarus, a 22-year-old musician from Brighton, said: “I’m a musician, I don’t want to be here disrupting the most iconic location associated with a band I admire and love. But unless we tackle the climate crisis, we will lose all that has been created, all that will be created, all that brings joy and comfort to millions.

“Music is one of the most powerful tools at the disposal of humankind. It can bring people together, comfort us, save us. We risk losing it all. We need everyone to come together and stand in the face of this atrocity.”

The roadblock follows more than two weeks of protests by Just Stop Oil, in which there have been 555 arrests.

Since their campaign began on 1 April, Just Stop Oil supporters have been arrested over 1,800 times, with seven supporters currently in prison and 13 in police custody.

On Thursday, protesters sprayed orange paint on the front of the Harrods department store in Knightsbridge, London.