M25 protests: Injunction granted against climate activists

Police are to be given more powers to deal with Insulate Britain, a climate activist group who have blocked the M25 five times in the last week.

Wednesday, 22nd September 2021, 11:04 am

National Highways has been granted a court injunction, meaning similar protests on the motorway could lead to imprisonment.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps tweeted: "Invading a motorway is reckless & puts lives at risk.

"I asked National Highways to seek an injunction against M25 protestors which a judge granted last night.

"Effective later today, activists will face contempt of court with possible imprisonment if they flout."

Twenty-four protestors from Insulate Britain were arrested on the third day of protests on Friday morning.

The action against Insulate Britain comes as Home Secretary Priti Patel and Shapps vowed to ensure 'guerrilla' activists 'cannot keep disrupting and endangering people’s lives'.

Police are to be given more powers to deal with protestors from Insulate Britain, who have blocked the M25 five times in the last week