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Louis Greaves, 21, a scaffolder, has said he was an hour late for work as a result of the protests, and that the delays have a negative effect on his financial wellbeing.
00:25, Sat, May 27, 2023 | UPDATED: 00:33, Sat, May 27, 2023
Louis Greaves was videoed shoving two Just Stop Oil protestors off a Central London road (Image: Twitter/Just Stop Oil)
The scaffolder who was caught pushing two Just Stop Oil protestors off the road on camera says he would do it again. Louis Grieves, 21, was an hour late for work due to the eco activists protests.
He confronted activists blocking the road on Blackfriars Bridge as central London traffic was brought to a standstill.
Grieves spoke to Patrick Christys on GB News and expressed no regrets for taking matters into his own hands.
He also took issue with the police due to their perceived inaction, advising them to follow the example of their German equivalents, who have taken to raiding the climate activist’s homes.
When Christys enquired if Grieves would challenge the protestors should he come across them again, he responded: “I would do it again. I don’t think what I did was wrong.
Traffic is brought to a halt behind Just Stop Oil's slow marches (Image: Getty)
“The police officers should have been detained.
“There was two officers and one of them was violent, I’ve had a lot of messages saying it looked like the officer was out there to hurt me.
“I don’t believe that, but in this incident I do believe the Met has messed up.”
Grieves added that failing to get to work greatly affects his day-to-day earnings and financial situation, with countless others held up by Just Stop Oil protestors suffering from similar problems.
Police have been criticised for their perceived inaction (Image: Getty)
He said: “I just don’t understand why they’re going to stop members of the public from getting to work.
“The people they’re stopping are the people who are paying their taxes which actually goes into the fund which the Government gets to spend. Why would they want to stop that?
“If you want to have a real affect, go to the people who can make a change.”
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