People Affected by UK Traffic-Blocking Eco-Activists Asked to Contact Policeon November 24, 2021 at 6:02 pm

Those who missed work, medical appointments, or other significant things due to protest-related traffic disruptions on parts of the UK’s motorways have been asked to contact the police. Essex Police on Wednesday called on people affected by eco-activist group Insulate Britain’s road-blocking tactic on the M25 and M11 motorways in Essex to come forward and talk to the police. Insulate Britain, a climate change campaign group loosely related to Extinction Rebellion that uses traffic disruption tactics to demand the UK government insulate all British homes, started its campaign on Sept. 13 by blocking junctions on M25, Britain’s busiest motorway. It has continued doing so on a number of motorways and busy London roads despite court injunctions and convictions. Essex Police, investigating five local incidents on the M25 and M11 motorways on Sept. 13, Sept. 17, Sept. 30, Oct. 12, and Oct. 29, said 94 arrests had been made. The force said officers …

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