‘Fab Three’ Just Stop Oil Supporters, who re-enacted iconic ‘Abbey Road’ Beatles cover, found guilty for demanding an end to genocidal fossil fuel expansion

Three Just Stop Oil supporters were convicted at City of London Magistrates Court yesterday, for peacefully demanding an end to fossil fuel projects in the UK. The court determined that they were guilty of wilful obstruction of the highway  by blocking traffic at London’s iconic ‘Abbey Road’ zebra-crossing on October 23rd. [1][2]

Shaun Davies, 32, Eben Lazarus, 22 and Joseph Breann, 23, all pleaded not-guilty to the charge of wilful obstruction of the highway. Davies and Breann have been sentenced to a six month conditional discharge and a £270 and £250 fine respectively. Lazarus has been sentenced to a nine month conditional discharge and a £300 fine. 


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Notes to Editors

[1] 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. Just Stop Oil is a member of the A22 Network of civil resistance projects. Climate Emergency Fund is Just Stop Oil’s primary funder for recruitment, training, and capacity building.

[2] Press Release from 23rd October 2022- https://juststopoil.org/2022/10/23/day-23-just-stop-oil-block-road-at-famous-abbey-road-crossing/