‘Selfish’ eco-mob target TOP London landmark and tourist attraction

“SELFISH” protesters sparked traffic chaos during this morning’s rush hour by suspending themselves from London’s Tower Bridge.

Two members of the eco-mob were seen dangling from the landmark – closing it in both directions and bringing the capital to a standstill.

They also draped a huge 22 metre banner reading “end fossil fuels now” over the side of the iconic structure and let off red flares.

Police then closed the route, causing severe delays – on top of those created by the closure of Westminster Bridge for maintenance.

One man, on his way to work at a hospital, blasted the environmental activists for halting his journey.

He said on Twitter: “These lot think it’s ok to block Tower Bridge from all traffic. Selfish.”

Another wrote: “More Extinction Rebellion stupidity on Tower Bridge disrupting the commute of actual Londoners.”

The green gang, which struck at around 7.30am, are from eco groups Just Stop Oil and Extinction Rebellion.

Both have blockaded oil terminals and let the air of out the tyres of fuel tankers over the past week in an attempt to save the planet.

Just Stop Oil yesterday said more than 400 of its activists had been arrested in the last eight days.

The Met Police have not yet arrested anyone in connection with today’s incident.

A spokesperson for the force said: “Police were called at 7.30am on Friday, April 8, to protesters on Tower Bridge.

“The bridge is closed. Officers are at the scene.

“There has been no arrest at this stage.”