Drivers collide with eco-mob blocking M25: Moment furious motorist pulls protester away from sit-down demo – as XR splinter cell hits FIVE intersections
Angry motorists tried to pull climate change protesters off the road today after blocking a junction off the M25 during the morning rush hour.
About 20 protesters from Insulate Britain, an offshoot of Extinction Rebellion, caused chaos by sitting on the road at Kings Langley in Hertfordshire.
A driver was filmed leaving his vehicle trying to drag a protester off the road as the demonstration caused a traffic jam along the highway at Junction 20.
A driver tries to drag a protester off the road today at Kings Langley in Hertfordshire
About 50 police officers went to the crime scene and stood in front of the protesters before starting to arrest them and put them into police vans. LBC.
The protest was one of at least five across the M25 today – others were reported at junctions three at Swanley, six at Godstone, 14 at Heathrow and 30 at Thurrock.
Insulate Britain is an independent campaign launched on 20 August by members of XR, who want the government to cut emissions from home heating to zero.
A protester from the organization told LBC this morning: ‘We are so sorry, so sorry for disturbing people. We want to give the government a really feasible task.’
And a spokesman said: “We demand that the government and Boris Johnson create hundreds of thousands of jobs, reduce our emissions and save lives.”
Regarding the protest at junction six, a Surrey Police spokesperson tweeted: ‘We are currently monitoring a protest at junction six M25 which was reported just before 8am.
‘A number of Insulate Britain protesters have been closed at the location, driveway and have been diverted. No arrests have been made at this stage. Please avoid the area.’
The latest wave of XR protests in London, which began last month, has seen 480 people arrested and 81 activists removed after gluing themselves to structures.