Breaking: Just Stop Oil supporter attempts to lock on to goal post during Wolves vs Leeds game

Whether you approve of this young man’s methods or not, he’s right, his future is perilous. Desperate times and all that.” – Gary Lineker

At around 9:00 pm this evening, a young person ran onto the pitch during the Wolves vs Leeds game to draw attention to the choice they are now forced to make: to step up and resist a government that is harming us, or to stand by and allow unimaginable suffering to unfold.

Christy, 25, attempted to lock on to the goalpost at Molineux wearing a Just Stop Oil t-shirt, before he was stopped and carried away by stewards. The shirt featured a link — which leads to video messages from the group.[1]

Christy said:

“At the Everton match yesterday, I heard someone say: ‘I wonder what the message about this is. You don’t just do it for nothing, do you?’  No, we don’t do this for nothing, we do it because the ordinary people of this country have been systematically lied to and will keep on being lied to.

“We face mass starvation and social collapse if we don’t act immediately. The International Energy Agency said that if governments are serious about averting the worst of the climate crisis, we have to stop all new fossil fuel projects. The British government is putting money before everyone’s future.

“We can trust the ordinary people. We are the ordinary people. There’s always the emotion of crowds in the moment, but that moment passes and everyone goes home to their families and their own thoughts and will look up the campaign and reflect on it.

It’s ordinary people who suffer most and, when it comes to it, are the most decent and who fight the hardest. I don’t trust the government – they have shown themselves unworthy of our trust – I trust the people and the people need to know how serious this is.

The Wolves game is the third Premier League match this week disrupted by supporters of Just Stop Oil. Games were interrupted at the Emirates stadium on Wednesday and Goodison Park on Thursday.

Kai, 21, who locked onto a goal post at the Emirates stadium on Wednesday said:

“It was a terrifying thing to do, but getting the truth of the situation out is so much more important than how I feel.  Everyone needs to know that continuing to drill for oil is condemning my generation’s future to hell. If the people in power cared they would stop oil and gas immediately. None of what’s happening right now is fair and it has to stop.”

Just Stop Oil is a coalition of groups taking direct action to demand that the government immediately halt all future licensing and consents for the exploration, development and production of fossil fuels in the UK. 


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Notes to Editors

[1] About Just Stop Oil

Just Stop Oil is a coalition of groups working together to demand that the government immediately halt all future licensing and consents for the exploration, development and production of fossil fuels in the UK.

We must urgently end our reliance on fossil fuels to avoid irreversible changes in the earth’s climate system. We cannot continue to burn fossil fuels in the belief that future developments in carbon capture and storage and other so-called “unicorn technologies” will allow us to suck vast quantities of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. 

The UK must begin this process immediately. It starts by calling a halt to any further fossil fuel projects on the UK Continental Shelf. That would give us eight years of fossil fuel production left in which to rapidly transition to a zero carbon economy.

Everyone knows we have to engage in massive changes. Just Stop Oil is a coalition of groups demanding the no-brainer things be done immediately – actions that will reduce the demand for fossil fuel energy dramatically such as insulating our homes, rethinking how we travel, getting on with renewable energy and making sure no-one is left behind. 

We either come together as humanity or we die. Youth know which they choose. They have already chosen. They are in the streets to demand a future. We are all in the streets to make sure they get it. It’s as basic as that.

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