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Insulate Britain Asks People To Stop Using M25 So They Can Protest

Jake Massey

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Insulate Britain Asks People To Stop Using M25 So They Can Protest

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Insulate Britain has asked people not to use the M25 so they can protest on it.

The group - which wants the Government to insulate all UK homes by 2030 to cut carbon emissions - has been staging protests for weeks, blocking roads across the country.

A new nationwide injunction has been granted against the protesters, which means they could be jailed if they block any motorway or major A road across England; however, the group has said it is 'not concerned' by the injunction and plans to use the M25 as a 'site of nonviolent civil resistance' from tomorrow (Wednesday 27 October) at 7am.

In a statement, the group - which is an offshoot of Extinction Rebellion - said: "We are not concerned with endless injunctions. We are not concerned with our fears. We are concerned with fulfilling our duties and responsibilities at this 'period of consequence'.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

"Starting from 7:00 on the morning of Wednesday 27th October the M25 will become a place of nonviolent civil resistance to stop our government committing crimes against humanity.

"This government, our government, is actively pursuing policies that will lead to the destruction of our country due to climate catastrophe. In a free society, citizens have the right and a duty to rebel against plans which will knowingly result in the deaths of millions.

"Insulate Britain acknowledges the inconvenience and irritation we are causing to the public in our campaign, we ask that you understand that the days of disruption are necessary to force a government to fulfil its most basic of duties to protect and defend its people. Insulate Britain considers the UK Government to be in treasonous betrayal of this country."

The statement continued: "We ask that:

  • People do not use the M25, or if they do, speeds are reduced to 20 mph to minimise the risk of accidents.
  • The Highway agency acts on its responsibilities to keep the public safe by enforcing this speed limit.
  • The police refuse to arrest us, as we are upholding the British constitution and they have a duty to refuse to obey any government that fails to uphold its first and most important responsibility: the protection of people in Britain.

"We will ensure that emergency 'blue light' access is maintained."

Topics: UK News

Jake Massey
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