More than 100 activists have been arrested after climate protesters held a slow march that stopped traffic on major roads.

Just Stop Oil activists held a demonstration on Hendon Way at 8.30am this morning (November 13) to demand an end to new oil, gas and coal licences.

The Metropolitan Police acted swiftly to stem the protest by blocking several roads, including the Brent Cross flyover.

They also made multiple on the spot arrests.

@metpoliceuk tweeted at around 9am that "a large group" of Just Stop Oil activists had just entered the road and that more vans with officers were making their way to Hendon. They said officers had moved straight to an 'arrest phase'.

They added: "We are continuing to make arrests and send additional resources to Hendon Way.

"That is more officers removed from their communities to arrest Just Stop Oil activists. 

"We estimate that more than 60 have been made. This number could rise to around 100."

Three separate pieces of legislation that criminalise protest have been introduced.

The Metropolitan Police used Section 7 of the Public Order Act 2023, which bans any act “which interferes with the use or operation of any key national infrastructure in England and Wales”, to order an immediate end to the protest.

Just Stop Oil said police were immediately on the scene, with more than seven vans of officers.

"They began arresting Just Stop Oil supporters as soon as they began marching for allegedly breaching Section 7 of the Public Order Act 2023," they said.

"However, the Metropolitan Police didn’t have enough officers to detain all of the Just Stop Oil supporters, so at least 70 have continued marching."

One of those marching, Dr Juliette Brown, a 53 year old doctor and mum-of-four from London, said: “Democracy doesn’t start and end at the ballot box. Whether it’s marching for a ceasefire in Palestine or taking action with Just Stop Oil, I feel driven to act by government policies that are threatening the lives of countless millions of ordinary people.”

Taylor Collins, 19, a student from Southampton: "The climate crisis has been worsening throughout my entire life. Politicians have failed to address it.

"This is a terrible hand for a 19-year-old to be dealt. Young people will face all the consequences but none of the benefits of carbon capitalism. If I could, I’d change the policy right now. But by the time my generation will have any influence, it will be too late. This is my last resort.”

Just Stop Oil said they had planned another demonstration in Trafalgar Square on November 20.

"We are not prepared to watch while the Government plans for millions to die and destroys everything we love," they said.

"It’s up to all of us now to come together and resist. We cannot let them divide us. Together we can be the real opposition this country needs and we will win. We will stop new oil and gas."