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Just Stop Oil campaigners protest loudly in Baftas

A Just Stop Oil protest took place near the red carpet of the Bafta Film Awards.

Turners at the Royal Albert Hall in London could hear chants of “just stop the oil” and pounding drums while surrounded by police.

A statement from the organization said 30 youth supporters of the campaign interrupted the event to “demand an end to new fossil fuel projects in the UK”.

The group wore T-shirts that read “Just Stop Oil” and “Just look up,” a reference to the 2021 film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence, offering a satirical look at the transformative crisis climate.

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Activists during a Just Stop Oil rally near Royal Albert Hall (Naomi Clarke/PA)

In a statement from the group, 23-year-old protester Claudia said: “I am here for Just Stop Oil because I am really scared about our future.

“Last year, the former chief scientific adviser to the UK Government warned us that what we do over the next three to four years will determine the future of humanity.

“However, our Government, knowing this, knowing that continuing to support the oil industry is a death sentence for all of us, remains determined to drag us down the path of suffering and destruction. destroy this. And the mainstream media doesn’t care.

“So we are asking those with power and influence to use it, do what is necessary, and use their platform to ask the Government to stop oil. We must act as if our lives depended on it, because they do. ”

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Flares are released near the red carpet (Tom Savage / PA)

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Dillon Parsons, 20, an aspiring filmmaker at the College of Creative Arts, explains that he doesn’t want to break Baftas but feels he has “no choice” due to the “danger” of the crisis climate.

He added: “This is not a protest against the Baftas or the film industry, nor is it a publicity stunt. We couldn’t care less than who would win which prize. This is the cry of a generation that has lost the most.”

Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency, previously said: “If governments are serious about the climate crisis, there cannot be new investments in oil, gas and coal. , from now on – from this year”.

The Bafta Awards ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall will be hosted by Hollywood actress Rebel Wilson, with stars such as Daniel Kaluuya, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh and Tom Hiddleston to present the award.

The evening will also feature entertainment by Dame Shirley Bassey, a performance of the Bond theme song to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the spy series, and a video message from the Duke of Cambridge, the president of Bafta.

The EE British Academy Film Awards will air on BBC One at 7pm.

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