Around 40 eco-activists are blocking the traffic at Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire’s M25 junction 25. According to video footage shared on social media, protesters lined up at Britain’s biggest highway intersection, obstructing a police car.
After that, police officers can be seen immediately exiting the vehicle and hauling the demonstrators off the road. Activists from Insulate Britain are currently blocking traffic around the Old Street roundabout in London.
Insulate Britain issued a warning to Prime Minister Boris Johnson after posting a photo of demonstrators blocking the M25 junction.
“M25 at J25 today,” the campaign organisation posted on Twitter.
Insulate Britain blocked one of two locations this morning to demand action on insulation from @10downingstreet.
“Come on, Boris, #gettowork.”
Insulate Britain acknowledged that its efforts on the M25 are “in breach” of a court order obtained by the government last month.
A spokeswoman for the organisation, Tracey Mallagan, said: “If governments don’t act soon to reduce emissions, we face a terrifying situation.”
“We won’t be worrying about shortages of pasta or loo rolls because law and order breaks down pretty quickly when there is not enough food to go round.”
“The Government won’t be wondering if there are enough hospital beds or ventilators, but whether there are enough people left to bury the dead.”
“The Government is destroying our country. Boris Johnson should be taken to court for treason. Our flesh and blood are being tossed aside as expendable.”
According to photos and video footage shared on social media, protesters also block a huge portion of London’s Old Street roundabout.
Protesters sit in a line across the road, brandishing banners that read “Insulate Britain.”
They’re also stopping ambulances from responding to emergencies in the capital once again.
According to the High Court, more than 100 Insulate Britain protesters were served with an injunction prohibiting roadblocking demonstrations earlier this week.
In recent weeks, protesters from the Extinction Rebellion offshoot organisation have wreaked havoc on motorists by blocking major routes such as the M25 and the M4.
Even though three court injunctions have been issued, the rallies in and around London have continued.
Insulate Britain’s Liam Norton said: “This isn’t a cause, this is about the deaths of our children before they get to grow old.”
“This isn’t protesting, this is about doing whatever it takes to protect the future generations.”
“And we want to be clear, this campaign will continue until the government gives us a meaningful statement we can trust, if that happens, we will get off the roads like a shot.”
According to the Metropolitan Police, “Arrests have been made at the M25 protest. Four people have been glued to the road, they’re being removed.”
“Officers have opened up the slip-road to the A10.”
“Activists at Old Street, Islington, continue to block the road where a number of people are also glued to the surface.”
“This is causing an unreasonable disruption to the community. Specialist teams are on-scene and working to remove those protesting.”