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Just Stop Oil protesters interrupt ‘Les Mis’ performance in London, called ‘stupid people’ by angry crowd

A video has emerged of an enraged crowd booing and calling Just Stop Oil protesters “stupid people” after the climate activists interrupted a “Les Miserables” show in London, forcing it to shut down. 

The U.K.’s Metropolitan Police says five people have since been arrested on suspicion of aggravated trespass after “demonstrators infiltrated the performance” on Wednesday night in London’s West End. 

Video taken of the incident begins with one protester standing at the front of the stage and unfurling an orange flag with a skull on it before shouting “Just Stop Oil!” at the audience. Behind her, the ensemble is belting out the chorus of the iconic song “Do You Hear the People Sing?”  

More protesters then are seen onstage holding a banner with the phrase “Just Stop Oil” as the crowd starts booing and a production crew ushers the cast off the stage. 

 

“Many of those in the audience will have traveled significant distances, having purchased tickets months in advance, and it is unacceptable that demonstrators have targeted a specific group of people in order to ruin what should have been a special night out,” Detective Inspector Chris Rudd of the Met’s Public Order Command said in a statement.

Greg Norman is a reporter at Fox News Digital.

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