Have-a-go-hero hoses down Just Stop Oil zealots at Chelsea Flower Show


A have-a-go hero hosed down three Just Stop Oil protesters who ‘permanently damaged’ a sustainable garden at the Chelsea Flower Show today. 

At around 9am, the activists stepped over a rope barrier at the RBC Brewin Dolphin, walked into the garden designed by Paul Hervey-Brookes, and threw orange powder paint across the flowers and hard landscaping. 

One of them said ‘What use is a garden if you can’t eat?’ as the crowd called them ‘morons’, before one woman was seen pouring water on an activist’s head to cheers of the crowd. 

The troublemakers were then confronted by security and dragged away by police who later confirmed the three had been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage. 

Speaking on Twitter after the incident, designer Mr Hervey-Brookes revealed that the stunt had ‘permanently damaged’ his work.  

A woman at the Chelsea Flower Show took matters into her own hands when three Just Stop Oil activists invaded a sustainable garden

A woman at the Chelsea Flower Show took matters into her own hands when three Just Stop Oil activists invaded a sustainable garden 

The women were heard screaming 'What use is a garden if you can't eat?' before they were soaked

The women were heard screaming ‘What use is a garden if you can’t eat?’ before they were soaked 

The three were confronted by security and later arrested on suspicion of criminal damage

The three were confronted by security and later arrested on suspicion of criminal damage 

The garden display was left covered in the orange substance following the event

The garden display was left covered in the orange substance following the event 

The garden's designer Mr Paul Hervey-Brookes has said it is 'permanently damaged'

The garden’s designer Mr Paul Hervey-Brookes has said it is ‘permanently damaged’ 

The protesters were named by Just Stop Oil as Stephanie Golder, 35, retired landscape engineer Naomi Goddard, 58, and Rosa Hicks, 28.

Who are the Just Stop Oil zealots who protested the Chelsea Flower Show? 

The three Just Stop Oil activists who were arrested on suspicion of criminal damage at the Chelsea Flower Show today were named by the organisation. 

They are Stephanie Golder, 35, Naomi Goddard, 58, a retired landscape engineer, and Rosa Hicks, 28. 

Speaking after her arrest, Ms Goddard said: ‘I know that by carrying out this action, I risk losing my job, my livelihood and my reputation, but it is what I have to do right now.’ 

Ms Goddard has previously slow marched with Just Stop Oil and was among the activists who caused chaos  in London’s Knightsbridge last October.   

Her accomplice Golder also has prior with the eco-doom mongers and was arrested last April for shutting down two M25 service stations. 

Speaking at the time, the activist bemoaned that she was ‘sick and tired of being treated like a criminal.’ 

It is the latest stunt the eco-zealots have inflicted on London this morning, following three slow marches through Haymarket, Knightsbridge and Regent Street. 

The Metropolitan Police Events Twitter account tweeted: ‘Officers responded to an incident at Chelsea Flower Show this morning.

‘Three people were arrested at the scene on suspicion of criminal damage in connection with a JSO protest. Enquiries are ongoing.’

Elsewhere today, officers were filmed appearing to mistake a group of innocent park runners for Just Stop Oil members ‘because they were wearing orange’ – while the real eco-cult caused carnage. 

In a video, an embarrassed police officer is filmed looking bashful as he sidles away from a group of three confused runners dressed in orange shirts. 

When questioned by the person filming the scene as to why he and his colleagues sprung into action and whether he thought they were activists, the officer replies: ‘Anything orange, but I’m sure if you were sensible in Just Stop Oil you wouldn’t wear orange.’

Meanwhile in the city, motorists rowed and pleaded with the pious activists and begged them to clear the road and let them get to work. 

In one short clip, a workman edges closer to the group’s illegal roadblock and demands that they ‘get the camera out of his face’ and ‘get off the f****** road.’

In another, an elderly woman was filmed trying to block a van single handedly, which was edging closer towards her. 

Sensing her fellow activist was in danger, another woman was seen approaching the van to ‘deescalate’ the situation. 

Following their demonstration the protesters were marched out of the show

Following their demonstration the protesters were marched out of the show 

Ticket payers watched on in shock as the noisy eco mob was led out of the show

Ticket payers watched on in shock as the noisy eco mob was led out of the show 

Officers appeared to question a group of park runners today thinking they were Just Stop Oil

Officers appeared to question a group of park runners today thinking they were Just Stop Oil

An officer was later filmed looking embarrassed and blamed the confusion on their orange shirts

An officer was later filmed looking embarrassed and blaming their orange shirts

Just Stop Oil have embarked on yet another central London slow march enraging motorists

Just Stop Oil have embarked on yet another central London slow march enraging motorists 

A lone activist tries to block off a van while her colleague speaks to the irate driver

A lone activist tries to block off a van while her colleague speaks to the irate driver

A workman can be seen swearing and edging closer towards the activists at today's protest

A workman can be seen swearing and edging closer towards the activists at today’s protest

Large protests took place today in Haymarket, Knightsbridge and Regent Street

Large protests took place today in Haymarket, Knightsbridge and Regent Street

Just Stop Oil activists being detained during their march in central London yesterday

Just Stop Oil activists being detained during their march in central London yesterday

It’s not the first time this week that tensions between commuters and the group reached tipping point.  

On Tuesday an angry worker took matters into his own hands by trying to throw activists off the road as they slow marched through central London during the morning rush-hour.

Around 45 demonstrators in three groups slow marched across Blackfriars Bridge, London Bridge and Tower Bridge on Tuesday.

The member of the public became so frustrated that he pushed a protester to the ground and ripped banners out of activists’ hands as they walked across Blackfriars Bridge. 

A waste management van can be heard continuously beeping its horn as the chaos unfolds. 

Two police officers, who are escorting the group, intervene and grapple with the member of the public, who is handcuffed against the side of the van. 

During the struggle, the officer says: ‘You are f*****g assaulting people’. Police went on to confirm that they temporarily detained but did not arrest the man.  

Police grapple with a commuter on Tuesday after he was seen trying to remove Just Stop Oil activists from the road

Police grapple with a commuter on Tuesday after he was seen trying to remove Just Stop Oil activists from the road

Tuesday's protest descended into chaos when an angry commuter took matters into his own hands - and police swooped in and detained him

Tuesday’s protest descended into chaos when an angry commuter took matters into his own hands – and police swooped in and detained him



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