Who Is Louis McKechnie? A Protestor Disrupt Everton Vs Newcastle Game, Arrested

Louis McKechnie is a protestor who tied himself to Goalpost interrupting the Everton Vs Newcastle game. He advanced the arena five minutes after halftime and attached himself to the woodwork, forcing the referee to stop play.

Staff intervened, and he had to be removed from the field using bold cutters. He was standing with a zip-tie around his neck and took a huge number of officers to remove him from the ground. 

However, ‘Just Stop Oil’ took to social media shortly after the incident on Thursday to claim responsibility. During his protest, Louis has worn a shirt with the same slogan, “Just Stop Oil.”

“I’m about to disrupt a football match, and I’m terrified,” Louis said in the video, which was shot before Everton’s match against Newcastle United.

“It’s 2022, and it’s time to look up, time to take action rather than sit on the sidelines.” The group captioned a pre-recorded video message by the 21-year-old, “It’s time to act like it’s an emergency.”

The campaign, Just Stop Oil, wishes to mobilize “people from all forms of life to oppose the plans for new UK oil fields” in 2022.

According to local police, he was arrested on suspicion of pitch intrusion.

Who is Louis Mckechnie?

Louis Mckechnie is a mechanical engineering student who belongs to the group called ‘Just Stop Oil’ that is protesting the new oil fields in the North Sea. He was wearing a ‘Just Stop Oil’ shirt when he invaded the field.

Moments after Thursday’s incident, ‘Just Stop Oil’ took to social media to claim responsibility.

“It’s 2022 and it’s time to look up, time to step up and not stand by. It’s time to act like it’s an emergency,” the group captioned a pre-recorded video message by the 21-year-old.

“Report after report is telling me that my future is going to be dire, and my government is telling me not to worry and pay into a pension. But we have a choice. We can choose to highlight that our climate is breaking down, we can choose to resist this government that is betraying us, we can choose to step up and not stand by,” he says in the video.