England Team Bus Held Up By ‘Just Stop Oil’ Protesters Ahead Of Lord’s Test vs Ireland

England Team Bus Held Up By Just Stop Oil Protesters Ahead Of Lords Test vs Ireland

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The England team bus was held up by protesters while on its way to the Lord’s for the opening day of the one-off Test against Ireland, wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow shared on social media on Thursday. The protesters under the aegis of ‘Just Stop Oil’ demanded that the British government should “halt all licenses and consents for new oil, gas and coal projects”. Sharing this in his Instagram story, Bairstow wrote: “If we’re a bit late it’s not our fault”, even as several ‘Just Stop Oil’ protesters and security personnel can be seen surrounding the bus in the middle of the road.

‘Just Stop Oil’ protesters released a video on social media and wrote, “Just Stop Oil supporters march In Kensington and Battersea. And apparently, that’s the @englandcricket team bus. They might know a bit about a batting collapse, but the climate crisis.” is no one-day international — it’s our biggest test.”

A statement issued by the organization on their website said, “At 8:00am (UK time), around 50 ‘Just Stop Oil’ supporters, in five groups, began marching on roads around Hyde Park and Battersea Park. At around 8:37 a mini march of four people walking on Kensington Gore was seen delaying the England Cricket Team, who were traveling by coach.

“Police arrived on scene within minutes and placed a Public Order Act (Section 12) notice on the march, ending it by 8:43. All teams were off the road by 10am. Further marches are expected later this morning. Just Stop Oil has been marching six days a week since April 24th.” The match, however, wasn’t delayed as the team bus arrived at the Lord’s on time.

England won the toss and elected to bowl, reducing Ireland to 32/3 in 12 overs. Pacer Stuart Broad accounted for all three wickets.

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