Stuart Jeffery, Green Party's Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Maidstone and the Weald: "Our UK constitution contains a fundamental right to protest, a right that the Met Police seem to think they call ignore. Banning protests across the whole of London is an affront to democracy and must be overturned.
"When your house in on fire, you do not silence the smoke alarm to prevent your kids waking up. Our planet is on fire and those in charge are attempting to silence the alarm. There are just 10 years left to take action and to prevent the collapse of humanity. There are just 10 years left to ensure our children survive yet the government is ignoring the science and is refusing to take the actions needed.
"I have therefore written to Priti Patel calling on her to quash the undemocratic, unconstitutional and dangerous Section 14 order. I have also written to the Cressida Dick reminding her that we are doing this for the children of the police too."
- Stuart has been part of the protests in London this October and the previous one in April. He is an active member of the local XR group and spoke at the last student strike rally outside County Hall.