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Protestors block two major motorways with many arrested

by LLB staff reporter
1st Oct 21 10:56 am

Insulate Britain have staged their tenth day of protests in three weeks and some 30 activists blocked roundabouts at Junction 3 of the M4 and Junction 1 of the M1 at Brent Cross, north London.

Insulate Britain said eight people that were arrested on Thursday who released from police custody were demonstrating again today.

Insulate Britain said in a statement, “It’s incomprehensible that the Government is continuing to delay action on home insulation when we urgently need to cut our carbon emissions, eliminate fuel poverty and help hard-working families with their rising energy bills.

“Added to which industry is crying out for the Government to show some leadership and get behind a national retrofitting strategy. Come on Boris: get on with the job.”

Sir Stephen House, Deputy Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, told the London Assembly’s Police and Crime Committee on Thursday that he is concerned that “officers are putting their lives at risk.”

He said, “The most recent one I saw had officers running between articulated lorries that were moving on the main carriageway of the M25.

“We cannot be doing that. We cannot put people’s lives at risk. My officers’ lives at risk and indeed the demonstrators’ lives at risk.

“We have to look out for that first.

“But we have been very quick in moving these people and arresting them.”

He added, “They started off on the slip roads, which is bad enough, but we’ve now moved on to the main carriageways of the M25, which is absolute lunacy.”

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