Insulate Britain Protesters Handed Note To Drivers After Holding Them Up In Traffic
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Protesters from Insulate Britain have been handing out leaflets to drivers after blocking traffic.
The group, which was formed by Extinction Rebellion, has been disrupting major roads in England for the past few weeks, calling for the Government to insulate all homes in the UK by 2030 to cut carbon emissions.
And dozens of members of the group have been out across London today (25 October), preventing people from getting about the capital.
Footage emerged this morning of police officers trying to prise them from the roads after having glued their own hands to the ground.
And now the message written on notes they have been passing to drivers, urging them to be more understanding and to stay calm, has been released.
It reads: "Dear driver, we are peaceful and non-violent.
"We are sorry to delay your journey. For your safety please stay in your vehicle and do not drive on the hard shoulder, this is for emergency vehicles.
"The police are on their way. They will arrest us and you will be able to continue your journey."
This comes after footage emerged today showing several protesters sitting in front of cars and holding placards as officers attempt to remove them from the road.
However, due to the fact some of them had glued their hands to the road, they were unable to do so.
In one of the videos posted to Twitter, cops can be seen attempting to use solvent in order to free their hands and then arrest them.
Police are unsticking #InsulateBritain protesters finger by finger using a solvent pic.twitter.com/knk9Y1UNlN
- Damien Gayle (@damiengayle) October 25, 2021
Elsewhere, another protester had actually glued their head to the road.
Police managed to eventually remove him from the road in Camomile Street and Bishopsgate and he was carried to a van by two officers.
Members of the public were seen to shouting at the protesters from the side of the road.
However, the group remained unaffected by insults and looked straight down the road.
The Met said 52 people were arrested at protest sites in Bishopsgate, Upper Thames Street, Limehouse Street and Southwark Bridge.
Also today, one driver can be seen blasting the group, telling them that his father cannot get to hospital.
He says: "Do you know what it's like someone trying to get treatment for cancer and you're standing like this?
"People are trying to get to hospital, of all places.
"If anyone gets cancer please let it be your family, let you know what it feels like."