Breaking: Climate change protesters clash with drivers after blocking M25

Angry motorway drivers and climate change demonstrators clashed as the M25 was brought to a halt by protesters.

Six slip roads on the motorway were blocked by Insulate Britain – an off-shoot of Extinction Rebellion.

The group said it was just the start of regular disruption.

It said action would continue until the Government insulates homes.

Protesters are sitting in the middle of the road at junctions in Hertfordshire, Surrey and Kent.

Demonstrators have been filmed sitting in the middle road at Junction 20 in Kings Langley, blocking access to the roundabout from both sides.

Similar demonstrations at are at Junction 3 in Swanley, Junction 6 in Godstone and Junction 14 at Heathrow.

Surrey Police confirmed it was at the scene of the incident, but no arrests have yet been made.

The force tweeted:

“We’re currently overseeing a protest at J6 M25 reported just before 8am.

“No of protesters from Insulate Britain are at the location, slip road closed+diversion being set up.

“No arrests made at this stage.

“Pls avoid the area for the time being.”


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Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.



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