Woman Who Drove Car Into Insulate Britain Protesters Claims They're 'Terrorists'
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A woman who drove her car into the back of Insulate Britain activists who were blocking the road has labelled the group as 'terrorists' and claimed that the activists she drove into were faking being in pain. You can see the original incident below:
Sherrilyn Speid, 34, drove her Range Rover into the back of the protesters blocking junction 31 of the M25 motorway near Thurrock on October 13, and footage taken by another activist showed her shouting angrily at members of the climate crisis pressure group.
When asked by GB News presenter Dan Wootton whether she agreed that the group were committing 'terrorism', she replied: "Absolutely."
Speaking to the presenter, she continued: "I was absolutely fuming they were in the road blocking me from taking my son to school. How dare they have the audacity to do that."
During the debate on the right-wing news channel, Speid was accused of 'attempted murder' by Independent columnist Donnachadh McCarthy.
He said: "This woman is a mother and she drove a car over two peaceful women. What an example to give to her child."
In response, Ms Speid said that the women she drove into were not hurt, arguing: "I would never hurt anyone. They weren't listening to me. When I was nice they ignored me. I thought I would get in the car and rev it a little bit.
"All of that 'ow ow' was dramatic and fake. There's no way it hurt them.
"They still didn't move. I got in the car and some men helped me and got them out the way so I could take my son to school."
Addressing Mr Wootton, McCarthy continued: "You cheered and applauded someone who carried out an attempted murder of peaceful people. They're fighting for a future for kids."
On her Instagram account, reacting to the footage of her ramming the protesters, Ms Speid said: "I never ran them over, I gave them a nudge. So dramatic man."
Speid added: "It's been difficult enough for people during the pandemic,
"We're all trying to get back on our feet and it's just wrong. I feel empowered and I'm standing up for all the other single mums out there.
"I embrace change but I think the method is wrong. Can't you think of something else you can do like go outside the Houses of Parliament?"
A spokesperson for Insulate Britain told LADbible: "Insulate Britain recognises the disruption and frustrations caused by our actions, we remain committed to non-violence.
"We are calling on our government to stop 8,500 people dying every year because they can't keep warm, to stop millions of British families being cold and hungry, to act to protect us from the unfolding terror of mass starvation which threatens national security.
"This is the climate crisis, the betrayal of Britain by our government that we seek to avoid."