An anti-Ulez activist has been caught blocking one of Sadiq Khan’s enforcement cameras after pretending to break down just in front of it.
The man, who is part of the group who call themselves the “Blade Runners”, parked his car directly in front of a van fitted with a camera to impose the London ultra low emissions zone
Pulling up just in front of the vehicle so that the vision of the camera was blocked, the man opened his car boot and placed an orange warning triangle just behind his car.
It meant that the camera was unable to read the number plates of other cars passing by and was therefore unable to identify those who needed to pay the 12.50 daily Ulez surcharge.
In video footage that has been widely shared on social media, the driver of the Ulez van can be heard saying exasperatedly: “Look, look, look – you can’t put this in front of the camera.”
In response, the activist claims: “Just broke down – got to call the RAC.”
Anti-Ulez campaigners have ramped up their fight since the boundary for the charge was expanded to all London boroughs in August.
They have sought to disable cameras by using illegal methods including cutting down the cameras.