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A group of partygoers in London were said to have 'won Halloween' after dressing up as Insulate Britain protesters. Check out their costumes below:
Joining in on the spooky season celebrations last night (30 October), a video shared on TikTok shows the men dressed in high vis jackets while holding props including a sign and megaphone.
Staying true to character, the group even staged a fake protest in the middle of a Central London street while holding up a car and garnering attention from passersby in the process.
For a bit of context, Insulate Britain are climate activists who are associated with the Extinction Rebellion.
They have been causing disruption on the UK's roads for some time now, asking for the government to take decisive action on the climate crisis, as well as insulating all homes in Britain to help efforts to preserve the planet.
However, recently they have been met with anger from those inconvenienced by their protests, as well as receiving negative media attention for blocking the roads to emergency vehicles and stopping people from attending hospital appointments.
As for the mock group of protesters in fancy dress, the video has gone down a treat on TikTok, amassing over 35,000 likes at the time of writing.
Taking to the comments section of the clip, which was captioned 'They win Halloween', one user wrote: "Best costume yet!"
"This is the funniest costume idea I've seen so far," wrote another, while a third joked: "That's a scary costume bro."
Joking aside, earlier this week, a spokesperson for Insulate Britain opened up why the protestors are blocking motorways, and explained what it will take for them to bring an end to the disruption.
Tracey Mallaghan, who has herself taken part in two roadblocks and spent a week in prison as a result, said: "You need to disrupt the general public to break through the media deadlock.
"I really didn't want to believe that [and] I don't want to be doing that. We've tried all of this stuff over two years, [but] we're not getting fair media coverage.
"Insulate Britain was set up to disrupt the public because you have to disrupt enough normal people that the media then has no choice but to report on it.
"Then, it has to cost the government money, which blocking the motorway does. That's the arteries of this 'business as usual' that is killing us."
In response to the anger that their protesting has been met by, as well as the reports of people stuck in traffic who are seeking medical treatment, Mallaghan explained: "Mostly, it breaks my heart.
"In that moment if you're trying to get to a job interview or to hospital, of course that anger is totally understandable.
"What we're hoping is that when you get home - especially if you're going back to a cosy home, and you're not one of the seven million people choosing between heating and eating - people will take a break and try to think beyond the narrative that the media is spinning.
"Everyone wants to talk about what we're doing, we need to talk about why. It genuinely breaks my heart. I would apologise to those people, even though I'm sure they don't want to hear it at the time.
"I can't get out of my head what the science says - 95 percent chance we're going [temperatures will rise] over two degrees. Nobody would get on a plane that had a 95 percent chance of crashing.
"A two degree world means my kids' future is very unsteady, it means famine, drought, war, a billion people on the move, and everything that war means. I'm terrified."
Words: Daisy Phillipson
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