Insulate Britain protesters have said that an injunction served on them won’t stop them protesting, with the group blocking the M25 for the seventh time in a matter of weeks this morning.

A Kent Police statement said:

“Kent Police officers are currently in attendance at Junction 3 of the M25 (Swanley Interchange) due to a group of protesters blocking the roundabout, some of whom have glued their hands to the road surface.

“The incident began at around 7.30am.

“Motorists are advised to expect delays and find alternative routes if possible whilst the officers work to remove the protesters and assist National Highways in reopening the road.”

Insulate Britain protesters say they won’t stop protesting until the Government makes a meaningful commitment to insulate all of Britain’s leaky homes by 2030.

A statement on their website reads:

A total of 115 people have been involved in Insulate Britain’s campaign of disruptive actions over the last two weeks, with most being arrested multiple times. The total arrest tally has now reached 438. 

Fifteen Insulate Britain supporters have been arrested as many as six times and twenty-one have been arrested five times for their participation in the campaign, which began on September 13th and has involved blocking roads on and around the M25 network and at the Port of Dover.

The total arrest figure includes five people arrested for conspiracy to cause a public nuisance and subsequently released under investigation. 

The police are choosing not to detain people involved in the Insulate Britain campaign, although many have been involved in multiple actions, have broken their bail conditions and have expressed a clear intention to continue with the campaign. Only two people from Insulate Britain have so far been remanded in custody.

Yesterday,  52 people blocked the M25, in breach of the terms of an injunction granted to the Highways Agency on 22nd September.  [1]

A second injunction was granted on 24th September covering the A2, A20 and A2070 trunk roads and M2 and M20 motorway, after an Insulate Britain action outside the Port of Dover last Thursday. [2]

Insulate Britain says actions will continue until the government makes a meaningful commitment to insulate all of Britain’s 29 million leaky homes by 2030, which are among the oldest and most energy inefficient in Europe. [3]