Insulate Britain today warned motorists not use the M25 because they threatened to disrupt the motorway with a series a road blockades tomorrow.

They also requested police to not arrest them and warned that their ‘nonviolent civil resistance’ would resume on the road at 7am tomorrow.

Insulate Britain stated that motorists who choose to continue using the M25 tomorrow should slow down to 20 mph in order to reduce the risk of an accident.

It comes after activists based in London were effectively expelled from all major roads in England yesterday, following a landmark High Court ruling.

The protesters have brought chaos to motorways and A roads over the last six weeks with hundreds of arrests made – but the Metropolitan Police has still charged no one.

Yesterday’s demonstration by the eco-zealots saw parts of London come to a halt again. Some of them were seen gluing their faces, hands, and feet to roads.

Insulate Britain activists once again caused chaos in London yesterday as they brought traffic traffic to a standstill on Bishopsgate near Liverpool Street station

Yesterday, Insulate Britain activists caused chaos in London when they brought traffic to a halt on Bishopsgate near Liverpool Street station.

Today, a spokesperson for Insulate Britain stated that: “In light of a national order covering England’s highways,” Insulate Britain declared the M25 a site nonviolent civil resistance and asked for motorway traffic to slow down.

“You cannot imprison a flood, there is no unlimited fine against a Famine, and you cannot bankrupt a Fire. It is possible to imprison ordinary people in Britain, but the lives and future generations of our children are at risk.

Insulate Britain has received three requests 

Insulate Britain has issued three requests in advance of the M25 protests starting tomorrow morning at 7am. They are:

  • “People don’t use the M25 or, if they do, the speed limit is reduced to 20 mph to reduce the risk of an accident.”
  • “The Highway agency enforces this speed limit to fulfill its responsibilities to the public safety.
  • “The police refuses us to be arrested, because we are upholding British Constitution and they have a responsibility to refuse to obey any government which fails to uphold its most important responsibility: the protection people in Britain.

‘By refusing insulation in Britain’s homes our government is also condemning thousands through fuel poverty this winter, while countless others will once more be cold and hungry.

“We are not concerned about endless injunctions. We don’t care about our fears. We are concerned about fulfilling our responsibilities and duties at this ‘period de consequence’.

The group stated that the M25 would ‘become an area of nonviolent civil resistance in order to stop our government from committing crimes against mankind’ starting at 7 a.m. tomorrow.

A spokesperson for Insulate Britain said that the government, and our government, was actively seeking policies that would lead to the destruction our country as a result of climate catastrophe.

“In a free society citizens have the right to and a duty of rebellion against plans that will knowingly lead to the death of millions.

‘Insulate Britain recognizes the inconveniences and irritations we are causing the public with our campaign. We ask you to understand that disruptions are necessary in order to force a government fulfill its most basic duty to protect and defend its people.

“Insulate Britain considers that the UK Government is in treasonous betrayal against this country.”

The group has set out three demands – the first being that people ‘do not use the M25, or if they do, speeds are reduced to 20 mph to minimise the risk of accidents’.

Protesters from Insulate Britain block a road near Canary Wharf in East London yesterday

Yesterday, Insulate Britain protestors blocked a road near Canary Wharf, East London.

Climate activists from Insulate Britain are pulled off the road near Southwark Bridge yesterday

Yesterday, Insulate Britain climate activists were pulled off the road at Southwark Bridge by Climate Activists

The second is that National Highways acts on its responsibility to keep the public safety by enforcing these speed limits’.

Insulate Britain: How activists have made a mockery the law

September 1378 Insulate Britain protesters are arrested after blocking junctions 3, 6, 14, 20, and 31 of M25

September 15More than 50 protesters were arrested for targeting the M25 junctions 1, 8, 9 & 23

September 17 48 protesters were arrested after they targeted junctions 3, 9, and 28 of M25 as well as the M3

September 2029 protestors were arrested after blocking the M25 junctions 4 and 18 as well as the A1

September 21Protesters run into moving traffic to block the carriageway at Junction 10. 38 arrests have been made. National Highways is indicted against any further protests on M25

September 22Protesters set fire to copies of the injunction and block the road from the ministry. No arrests were made

September 24,39 protesters were arrested after blocking roads at three locations near Dover. All are now being investigated. National Highways receives a second injunction pertaining to Dover.

September 2753 protesters are detained for blocking a sliproad at Junction 14 of M25. They have been released all under investigation.

September 28National Highways claims it is seeking ‘legal advice’ on how to enforce the injunction.

September 29 – 27 protesters are arrested for blocking a roundabout at Junction 3 of the M25 on two occasions

September 30 – Protesters return to junction 30 at Thurrock in Essex, and nine are arrested

October 1: The group block the M4 at junction 3, the M1 at junction 1 and M25 at junction 25. 39 arrests

October 2,: Third injunction prohibits them from obstructing traffic or preventing access to major A roads in and around London. 

October 4: 38 arrests made after protesters blocked three major roads in London, the Blackwall Tunnel, Wandsworth Bridge, and A40. 

October 819 people were arrested after protesting at Old Street roundabout. 16 others were arrested on the M25 at junction 24. Transport for London receives a High Court injunction prohibiting them from obstructing traffic at 14 locations in London.

October 13: 35 people were arrested after protesters returned to the M25 at junction 31.

October 15Activists are targeting areas around Southwark Bridge and Canary Wharf. 53 people have been arrested.

The third is that the police refuse to arrest us because we are upholding British constitution. They have a duty not to obey any government that fails its first and most important responsibility, which is the protection of British citizens.

The group also stressed that: “We will ensure that emergency access to ‘blue light” is maintained.”

Yesterday, Insulate Britain activists were effectively removed from all major roads of England after a major High Court ruling.

Judges approved an injunction prohibiting protests on 4,300 miles motorways and major A roads, also known under the Strategic Road Network.

It is a violation that can result in unlimited fines and jail time for contempt of court.

It was initially believed that the application made by National Highways the country’s roads agency would not be approved because it is so extensive and unorthodox.

It happened as Insulate Britain brought central London back to a halt yesterday, preventing hundreds of motorists from driving to their father’s hospital for cancer treatment.

Grant Shapps, Transport Secretary, confirmed that the injunction was extended last night.

He tweeted: ‘Insulate Britain are back, risking lives & ruining journeys. Three injunctions are in place. However, today I instructed @NationalHways for an injunction to cover the entire strategic roads network. Tonight’s High Court granted this temporary injunction.

‘The long term solution lies in changes to the Police, Crime, Sentencing & Courts Bill, giving additional powers against disruptive protests which target critical national infrastructure.

‘This includes unlimited fines & prison sentences of up to 6 months for obstructing highways.’ The new injunction will be in effect until Thursday. A second High Court hearing will decide if it should continue.

The original injunctions were only applicable to the M25, feeder roads to the M25 and Port of Dover.

Since September 13, members from the Extinction Rebellion wing have repeatedly blocked major roads, including M25 and M4.

Transport for London has also issued an injunction prohibiting protests.

Last week, it was revealed that nine activists would be the first to face trial for allegedly violating the original National Highways injunction. The hearing will take place at the Royal Courts of Justice November 16.

The Metropolitan Police announced yesterday that 53 people were arrested for blocking four streets in central and east London during morning rush hour.

The blockades, which were the first since a temporary pause of ten days by the group, sparked fury from Londoners. Many were filmed trying to drag eco-warriors off of the carriageway.

One heated exchange saw a man say he was trying get his father admitted to hospital for treatment of cancer.

Police officers remove a climate activist from the road near Southwark Bridge yesterday

Yesterday, police removed a climate activist who was parked on the road near Southwark Bridge.

He said: “Do you know how it feels to try and get cancer treatment, and you’re standing this way?” People are trying to get to the hospital, of all places.

Now eco mob scales THE HOME OFFICE. Animal rights protestors climb the government building in London where Defra also resides, demanding a switch from plant-based diets in advance of COP26 

Today, animal rights activists climbed the Defra building in London and the Home Office building in London to demand ‘government support for a food system that is plant-based’ at Cop26.

Animal Rebellion activists climbed up Marsham Street, Westminster, to see both departments from around 6am this morning.

Animal Rebellion activists hang a banner at the Home Office building in London today

Animal Rebellion activists hold a banner today at the Home Office building, London

The group, which is affiliated with Extinction rebellion, organized the protest in advance of the United Nations climate summit in Glasgow, which starts this Sunday.

Animal Rebellion, which was formed in July 2019, stated that it would continue to take action up until the Government defunds meat and subsidies a plant-based transformation’.

Police, firefighters and paramedics were all at the scene, and the protesters – who were all wearing climbing equipment – then dropped a banner over the entrance. 

Protests were the first by the organisation since October 14, when they temporarily stopped activities for ten days.

Many activists glued themselves to roads, one even attached his head to the asphalt.

After a woman with her Range Rover ran into a protestor earlier in the month, police also handed out leaflets to drivers.

The message stated: ‘Dear driver. We are peaceful and nonviolent.

We are sorry that we have to delay your journey. Please stay in your car and don’t drive on the hard shoulder. This is for emergency vehicles.

“The police are on their route. They will arrest you and you will be allowed to continue your journey. Tony Hill, a 71-year-old protestor, claimed he had traveled from near Kendal, Cumbria, to the capital to participate in the demonstration.

He said that he was here today out of anger and fear, determination. My Government is failing our country’s people because of my anger.

“The governments around the world are failing everyone,” Everyone claims we are at the 11th hour, but it’s midnight. And our Government and other governments around the globe are doing nothing of substance.

“We are saying to insulate as many buildings possible. It’s simple. It’s something that we can all do and it’s a solution.

“We have the money, all we need to make it happen is the willpower of our government. It will save money, create job opportunities, save lives, and save the earth. Why aren’t they doing this?

Midday saw the end of the protestors at Bishopsgate Street, Camomile Street, and traffic was allowed to flow again.

Despite threats of imprisonment or an unlimited fine for violating different injunctions the campaign continues.

Highways England is currently requesting contempt of court proceedings against nine protestors. A court date has yet to be set.