Just Stop Oil has cost the Met Police more than £7.7 million taking over 150 officers out of policing in local communities.
In 13 weeks the Met Police has attended 515 Just Stop Oil protests and more than 270 people have been arrests.
Speaking on LBC on Monday, Assistant Commissioner Matt Twist said “The Met is a resilient organisation, we’re a large organisation and we’re used to policing protests, but this is quite a chronic thing.
“In terms of every single day, we’ve got over 150 officers who ordinarily would be policing in local communities, who are policing in and around other parts of London.
“And one of the challenges we have with Just Stop Oil is they don’t tell us where they’re going to protest, they don’t tell us when they’re going to take this action, they don’t engage, which means that we have to put more officers on it than we otherwise would do.”