By Benjamin Flowers:Over 30 protestors from the climate change NO Just Stop Oil, were arrested in London this week after they impeded ambulances and fire engines from conducting rescue services, Fox News reports.
On Tuesday, a total of 32 people were arrested after lying across the road in the central London neighborhood Knightsbridge, forcing a fire engine and ambulance to divert from their route.
One ambulance driver reportedly told the crowd that he was trying to get a pregnant woman in labour to the hospital, but they did not budge. The group also protested during rush-hour traffic.
The group had previously noted that it is calling for more civil resistance to force their government into abandoning fossil fuel-based projects, given the deadly impact climate change is having on the planet.
Following the arrests, the group posted a statement to its Twitter account saying, “32 supporters of Just Stop Oil have been arrested for peacefully blocking Knightsbridge and Brompton Road.”
“All chose to step up into Civil Resistance because it is our only chance to prevent the biggest crisis humanity has ever faced.”
The group also added, “We are not prepared to watch while the Government plans for countless millions to die. We are going to stop new oil whether those in power agree or not. We are not asking, we are going to make it happen.”
Belize, as a Small Island Develop state (SIDS) country, is one of the places in the world most affected by the adverse effects of climate change which include more erratic weather patterns, warmer ocean temperatures, severe erosion, and severe flooding.
The effects of these were extensively covered over the past few days by local media after torrential rains brought on by the outer bands of Hurricane Julia making landfall in Nicaragua, causing severe flooding in several parts of Belize, with the most severe impact felt in the Cayo district.