Insulate Britain protesters have this morning (Monday) blocked part of the M25 for a sixth time – defying a High Court injunction.
Police are on the scene and have arrested protesters occuping a roundabout leading to Heathrow Airport.
A statement released by Insulate Britain said: “This morning 52 people that have been involved in Insulate Britain’s two weeks of motorway protests blocked the M25 in breach of the injunction granted by the High Court last Tuesday.”
According to the injunction granted to National Highways Ltd, those involved “may be held to be in contempt of court and may be imprisoned, fined or have their assets seized.”
In statements read out last week at the Home Office, the campaigners said: “We are more scared of the destruction of our country than we are of breaking an injunction. There are times when we have to step up and do what is right.”
Insulate Britain spokesperson Liam Norton said this morning: “You can throw as many injunctions at us as you like, but we are going nowhere. You can raid our savings and confiscate our property.
“You can deny us our liberty and put us behind bars. But that is only shooting the messenger.
“The truth is that this country is going to hell unless you take emergency action to stop putting carbon into the air.”
A spokesperson for Metropolitan Police said: “We’re attending a protest at Junction 14 of the #M25 near Heathrow Airport where activists are blocking traffic on a slip road.
“We are on scene and have opened one lane of the carriageway.
“Arrests are being made – we will share updates shortly.”
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