Insulate Britain defy injunction to block M25 for sixth time in two weekse, Report

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Insulate Britain defy injunction to block M25 for sixth time in two weekse, Report
Insulate Britain defy injunction to block M25 for sixth time in two weekse, Report

The climate emergency activists have once again clogged up Britain’s busiest motorway this morning, with footage showing the group sitting down in front of traffic for a sixth time.

Chaos struck the M25 for a sixth time after Insulate Britain blocked traffic again, with police dragging protestors off the motorway.

Campaigners from the climate change group sat in front of traffic on Junction 14 of the London ring road by Heathrow Airport.

Police confirmed one lane of traffic was reopened and that arrests had been made.

The Metropolitan Police tweeted at 8.45am: “We’re attending a protest at Junction 14 of the #M25 near Heathrow Airport where activists are blocking traffic on a slip road.

“We are on scene and have opened one lane of the carriageway. Arrests are being made – we will share updates shortly.”

Insulate Britain spokesperson Liam Norton said earlier: “You can throw as many injunctions at us as you like, raid our savings and confiscate our property, but we are going nowhere.

“This country is going to hell unless you take emergency action to stop putting carbon into the air.”

Officers swarmed to the scene to rid the road of the sit-in protestors just after 7am, footage shared by TalkRADIO showed.

It caused pileups on the UK’s busiest motorway, with all but one lane of the slip road blocked for an extended period after the sit-in protest began.

Insulate Britain was slapped with a court injunction last week after repeatedly blocking the M25 last week.

The High Court decision means protestors could face jail if they continue to disrupt the public highway.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said of the sit-ins: “It barely goes without saying, it’s irresponsible, dangerous and completely counterproductive,”

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