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Insulate Britain Protesters Attacked With Ink After Blocking Main Road

Jake Massey

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Insulate Britain Protesters Attacked With Ink After Blocking Main Road

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Insulate Britain protesters have been doused with ink after blocking a main road.

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.

This morning (Wednesday 24 October), protesters blocking the A40 in Acton were attacked with ink.

Christian, a 77-year-old retired doctor who was covered in ink, said the situation was 'sad'.

He said to a reporter: "It's sad that we have to do this. I hate doing it.

"I'm a retired doctor, I spent my life trying to help people and I'm reduced to having to do this, because the Government won't address the problem adequately."

Another member said she was prepared to lose her home and go to jail for the cause.

Suzie, 47, from Cambridge, who works in childcare, said: "If going to prison and losing my home is what it takes to get the Government to do the right thing and cut our carbon emissions then it's a price worth paying.

"I can't be a bystander while this Government betrays the public, our children and future generations by failing to defend our country from the climate crisis.

"Insulating Britain's leaky homes has to come first. It will cut out a huge chunk of our carbon emissions, help families struggling with their energy bills and end fuel poverty.

"It's such a basic first step that you have to wonder why the Government refuses to act. Don't they care?"

The protests have been going on for weeks. Credit: Alamy
The protests have been going on for weeks. Credit: Alamy

Protesters have also blocked a roundabout in Dartford, Kent, and some of them have glued themselves to the road.

At least 14 arrests have been made thus far.

The latest action comes after a new nationwide injunction was granted against the protesters, which means they could be jailed if they block any motorway or major A road across England.

In a statement, Insulate Britain said: "Insulate Britain has blocked part of the A40 in West London and a roundabout in Dartford this morning after declaring the M25 a site of nonviolent civil resistance yesterday.

"We are demanding that the Government gets on with the job of insulating Britain's homes, starting with the homes of the poorest people in the country."

Topics: UK News

Jake Massey
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