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Everton protester unmasked as Insulate Britain campaigner

Just when we thought the Insulate Britain nonsense had come to an end one man linked to the campaign staged his own protest.

Everton’s crunch Premier League clash with Newcastle on Thursday was held up for six minutes as the protester tied himself to one of the goalposts.

Louis McKechnie, who was wearing a T-shirt supporting a group called Just Stop Oil, entered the Goodison Park pitch early in the second half and attached himself to a post by wrapping a cable tie around his neck.

The 21-year-old climate activist is a vocal member of environmental group Insulate Britain.

The protester explained his actions in a TikTok video: “My name’s Louis McKechnie. I’m 21 years old and I am a mechanical engineering student.

“I’m about to disrupt a football match and I’m terrified but I believe as many people as possible need to know what a possible future holds.

“Billions of people not knowing if they should stay in their homes or if they leave where they can go. As countries become too hot to live in and mass starvation due to crop failure.

“It’s fighting for bread in the bakery aisle of Morrisons. The cost of living crisis, Covid and the war in Ukraine are showcasing this future.”

An Insulate Britain spokesman went on to criticise the Government’s policy on North Sea oil: “I want my government to do all that they can to stop this coming true but they are expanding oil and gas, making things worse. Increasing the risk.

“We know this because the International Energy Agency told us no new oil and gas from 2021.

“If governments are serious about this action on climate, we are calling on ordinary people to join thousands in mass civil resistance this spring.

“Hundred and hundreds of people of all ages have signed up to support the demands of no new oil and gas. Just stop oil. It’s a no-brainer. First step to stop the harm.”

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