LONDON, September 15th (Hfrance.fr) - Environmental activists blocked parts of London's orbital M25 motorway on Wednesday, causing major disruption to rush hour traffic around the British capitalique in their second such a protest this week.
Isolate Britain, which demands the UK government pledge to help isolate 29 million of houses, said more than 80 members of the group had blocked a number of junctions to the motorway, one of Britain's busiest, as well as part of the roadway itself.
Police, who have been criticized for their response, said they made arrests and deported protesters. Insulate Britain said in a statement it would continue until the government responds.
"In the meantime, they can arrest us, they can put us in jail, we know who we are and what we need to do "he said.
Dozens of protesters were arrested by police on Monday when activists organizeda similar demonstration at
Some have said they had missed their medical appointments while others said hospital staff were unable to make it to work.
Surrey Police said they had arrested some 25 people and London Police said 11 arrests were made by their officers.
"We understand and respect the right to protest, but not the right to disrupt the public in this way " said London police. "This affects critical national infrastructure and distracts many officers from responding to emergencies in their communities.
Isulate Britain was unrepentant.
"People in cars are en anger, they are indignant, they are disgusted. Exactly. What a thing to do. What a stupid thing. What idiots, ”he said. "So why are we doing it? Because we are angry, because we are outraged, because we feel disgust beyond words. " Reporting by Michael Holden; edited by Sarah Young and Emelia Sithole-Matarise
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