THIS is the moment an anti-ULEZ “Blade Runner” destroys license plate recognition cameras in a vigilante act.
The shadowy figure used a home-made device to cut the cables that power the cameras, charging a daily fee of £12.50 London.
Uploaded in one clip Facebook The man, dressed all in black, can be seen with his unique device while people enjoy a drink at a table just a few meters away.
It appears to be some sort of cutting tool, akin to large scissors, mounted on a stick so it can reach cameras mounted on a traffic light pole.
A thin cable allows the man to operate the scissors from below, destroying the camera in an instant.
Shocked viewers watch in amazement as the person filming the clip giggles at the bizarre scene.
social media Commentators were divided over the man’s actions.
Some called it a “blatant act of vandalism,” but others jumped to his aid, calling him a “hero.”
The controversial policy, which penalizes vehicles that do not meet certain emissions standards for entering the North and South Ring Roads, has drawn backlash from Londoners.
The proposed expansion of the loading zone to cover the whole of Greater London, a hallmark policy of Mayor Sadiq Khan, was a key talking point in the recent by-elections in Uxbridge and South Ruislip.
An organization called Blade Runners has launched a campaign to sabotage the technology that permeates the system, with fines of up to £180 for non-compliance.
Members of the group were pictured in balaclavas posing with destroyed cameras, which they describe as “spies”.
In April, The Sun gave a glimpse of the Blade Runners setting out to steal the devices from across London.
This comes after Mr Khan was given the green light to expand the plan on August 29, despite a challenge from the Supreme Court and pressure from his own party.
Meanwhile, The Sun exclusively revealed on Sunday that motorists would face £100m a day in charges if similar levies were introduced nationwide.
Labor had previously listed support for ULEZ-style Clean Air Zones in major cities in a draft policy manual to be discussed in the party’s National Policy Forum.
According to the forum, that was thrown out just days after the Uxbridge by-election telegraph.
The Sun’s Give Us A Break campaign, backed by thirty top politicians, is demanding that no other area adopt ULEZ as motorists grapple with high fuel prices and a cost of living crisis.