Woman Who Drove Into Insulate Britain Protesters Hits Back Over Road Rage Incident
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The woman who hit Insulate Britain protesters with her car has claimed she was provoked. Watch the incident below:
Sherrilyn Speid, from Grays, Essex, said one of the protesters laughed at her and she just lost her temper in the end.
In footage shared on social media, the 34-year-old can be seen screaming at two women sat in front of her Range Rover, asking them to move so she can bring her 11-year-old son to school.
One of the women blocking the road can also be heard saying 'sorry' and that she 'understood', but refuses to move out of the way.
This is when Speid gets back into her car and bumps into the back of the protesters, with one of them shouting out in pain.
But speaking about the incident, Speid says she didn't really 'run them over'.
She told the Sun: "When I got out the car, I walked up to them and I said, really nicely and politely, 'Can you please move out the way because I've got to get my son to school and I've got to get to work'.
"And a woman was very rude and said, 'Yeah, everyone has got to get their kids to school'.
"She then said 'We're not moving' and laughed and that really really p***ed me off.
"In the end I said 'Alright then, if you're not going to move I'm going to drive at you'. So I got in my car and I went up to them.
"But I didn't hit them I just nudged them slowly along the road. It was a scare tactic. I thought they would move but they didn't."
The mum, who runs a counselling and mentoring business, went on to say she isn't a violent person and she just saw the red mist.
She added: "I shouldn't have let the anger get the better of me but they pushed me to the edge.
"What they're doing is wrong. They're not peaceful, they're obstructive and they're rude.
"I'm upset I lost my temper and maybe I could've gone about it in a different way but I will always stand up for what I believe in - that people should be entitled to live their normal lives.
"And I was standing up for all the other mums who are just trying to take their kids to school."
She added: "I do get it. We want to have a nice planet for our children's children, which I support - but they're doing more damage than good.
"They should be protesting outside parliament and to the Government and not interrupting people's lives."