Video: Police Act Against Climate Protesters Blocking M25 Motorway
🚨PAINT ON THE #M25🚨— Insulate Britain (@InsulateLove) September 17, 2021
🎨 A PICTURE PAINTS A THOUSAND WORDS
⛔️Radio silence from @10DowningStreet on their plan to #InsulateBritain forced us to block the #M25 for a third time
‼️Paint has been poured onto the road, causing further disruption. We cannot afford to give up. pic.twitter.com/Kyc84fXB0S
"Incidents of this nature have the potential to cause significant disruption to road users, who may need to get to work, an appointment, or catch a flight", Essex Superintendent Sam Smith said.
We've acted quickly to minimise disruption and make 24 arrests after attempts to block parts of the #M25 and #M11 this morning.— Essex Police (@EssexPoliceUK) September 17, 2021
It follows incidents at the junction with the #A12 on the M25 and the junction with the #A120 on the #M11.
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"Our officers worked quickly to remove attempted protests this morning and made 24 arrests in a matter of minutes", Smith stressed. "The roads have now reopened and traffic is moving freely. I want to thank the drivers affected for their patience and understanding".
To update, we have arrested 10 people at junction 1 of the M3, and the carriageway is clear. Junction 9 of the M25 is also clear.— Surrey Police (@SurreyPolice) September 17, 2021
"Although I actively chose a career in the renewable energy sector, I feel like I need to do more to prepare this country for the oncoming effects of climate change", Harry said. "I don't believe the government is doing enough. I'm taking part in this action because I want the government to move faster on reducing CO2 emissions".
This is dangerous and counterproductive. We all agree that climate change must be tackled, but this sort of behaviour achieves nothing, puts drivers at risk and INCREASES pollution. I expect the police to take swift action to clear the roads. pic.twitter.com/8YqouvXKuw— Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP (@grantshapps) September 17, 2021
"This government will not stand by and allow a small minority of selfish protesters to cause significant disruption to the lives and livelihoods of the hard-working majority", Patel said.