AGAIN Eco-mob block M25: More than 80 climate activists hold up highway rush hour for second time as stranded drivers beg them to move, saying ‘we’ll lose our jobs’
More than 80 climate anarchists set up roadblocks on the M25 for the second time this week during rush hour today in an apparent effort to force action to reverse climate change and save the planet – as stranded motorists angrily told them we’re going to lose our jobs. losses ‘.
Eighteen protesters from Insulate Britain halted traffic at Junction 23 at South Mimms, while another group closed the main M25 anti-clockwise lane in Surrey between Junction 9 at Leatherhead and Junction 8 at Reigate.
Protesters were holding signs saying ‘sorry for the disruption’ when they clashed with drivers queuing up. A motorist on the scene told LBC: ‘They are working against themselves’, while others scolded the activists ‘we will lose our jobs’.
Isolate Britain – a different group from the one whose protesters were arrested after the first M25 blockade this week – wants the government to ensure that all social housing in Britain is properly insulated by 2025 to help fight climate change .
Most of the activists who brought the M25 to a halt just three days ago have been arrested for the crime of blocking a public road, carrying a maximum penalty of £1,000, but only a fifth of that for the first offense – but could be released with a fine of 200 euros.
Hertfordshire Police have arrested 18 people, while Kent Police and Essex Police have each detained 12. Essex has nine people under investigation and three released on conditional bail.
Surrey arrested 35 people and released 15 on conditional bail and the rest were investigated as officers needed time to gather additional evidence. The Met arrested 15 people for the offense of blocking a public road.
Other arrests were for a range of additional offenses, including causing public nuisance and conspiracy to endanger other road users. Both crimes carry higher penalties, including jail time.
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