Insulate Britain protesters have blocked roads in London, Birmingham, and Manchester, marking the group’s 17th action in seven weeks.
Activists trying to block junction 23 of the M25 on Tuesday morning were stopped by police and several people were arrested.
Around 60 activists tried to block roads in defiance of a High Court injunction stopping them from obstructing traffic on the entire “strategic road network” – a total of 4,300 miles of motorways and A roads.
Along with the M25, protestors blocked junction 6 of the M56 in Manchester and the A4400 in Birmingham. While the Manchester and London roads were covered by the injunction against Insulate Britain, the Birmingham road was not.
One M25 protester told LBC today was the seventh time she’d been arrested for being part of Insulate Britain protests.
Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham said he couldn’t “see how this type of protest does anything other than alienate people from the climate cause”, prompting replies asking what the point of a non-disruptive protest would be.