Eco-protesters spark chaos on M25 with NINTH protest as they block junction while cops desperately try to drag them away

ECO-WARRIORS caused mayhem on the M25 this morning for the NINTH time in just over a fortnight.

Shameless blockheads from Insulate Britain staged a sit-in at junction 30 near Thurrock in Essex today as they continue to defy a High Court injunction.

And while cops were are at the scene within minutes, witnesses say they initially struggled to arrest the campaigners – as they'd glued their hands to the surface of the road.

Nine people have been arrested so far.

Video shows the moment they walked out in front of huge HGVs at a roundabout.

The leader blows a whistle and holds out his hand – before the group marches into the road.

Furious lorry drivers immediately begin blasting their horns as the campaigners sit down.

Essex Police wrote on Twitter: "We were called to reports of people blocking the road and officers responded within minutes.

"We are currently working to resolve the situation as quickly and safely as possible. We know this will be frustrating for people using the road but we appreciate your patience and understanding."

Insulate Britain say they're "raising the tempo this week" as there's been "no meaningful response from the government".

And asked how they'd respond to fury from Brit drivers, a spokeswoman replied: "We don't concern ourselves with online trolls."

Just yesterday, protesters targeted the Swanley interchange in Kent at junction three twice – blocking the road at 7.40am and then again at 1pm.

The group have vowed to continue their tedious campaign, which is causing traffic misery for hard-working Brits, until their demands are met.

They face prison for their actions after Transport Secretary Grant Shapps last week announced the government has been granted a second injunction against them.

But in a letter to Priti Patel, they warned: "You can throw as many injunctions at us as you like, but we are going nowhere.

"You can raid our savings. You can confiscate our property. You can deny us our liberty and put us behind bars.

"But shooting the messenger can never destroy the message: that this country is going to hell unless you take emergency action to stop putting carbon into the air."

And hypocrite spokesman Liam Norton – who became a national laughing stock last week after storming off Good Morning Britain – vowed he and his fellow green loons "aren't going anywhere". 

He was blasted by Susanna Reid for "patronising" her as he awkwardly tried to swerve discussing The Sun's exclusive revelation that his own home isn't insulated.

Meanwhile, just last week,protesters glued their hands to lorries at the Port of Dover – right in the middle of the country's HGV driver shortage.

Mr Shapps warned today: "Reckless protesters who repeatedly put lives in danger on the M25 have already had knocks on their doors.

"We are serving papers and those who continue these idiotic, dangerous and counter-productive demonstrations will be caught and face unlimited fines or prison."


The campaigners are calling for the British government to ensure all homes are better insulated.

They claim 8,500 people a year die unnecessarily in the UK because of cold homes.

Tory MP Lee Anderson, who represents Ashfield in Nottinghamshire, said authorities need to "get a grip and go to court so the full force of the law can be delivered".

"These hypocritical activists are being allowed to cause mayhem – and it wouldn't be permitted in any other country in Europe," he said.

And Hugh Bladon, from Alliance of British Drivers, told the Daily Mail: "There is no point in having this injunction if we are not going to pursue people who are breaking it; that is the rule of law.

"They have the injunction so they should bl**dy well use it and get these people off the roads. The protestors are making a mockery of the justice system of this country."

There have been fiery scenes as furious motorists respond to each one of the group's blockades.

They have the injunction so they should bl**dy well use it and get these people off the roads

During the blockade at junction 14 near Heathrow three days ago, one woman got out of her car to tell campaigners: "I've got to feed my kids now.

"I need my money now, to feed my kids now, but you don't get that. You don't get it.

"If you did, you wouldn't be blocking normal people like me, trying to get to work to feed my kids. You're ridiculous."

A Government spokesman blasted the campaigners last week.

"Peaceful protest is a cornerstone of our democracy and there will always be space for people to make their voices heard, but that is not on busy roads or at a vital port, putting lives at risk," he said.

"The demonstrations we have seen over the last few weeks have wreaked havoc on our roads, disrupted thousands of people and put lives in danger, and we are taking action to prevent these kinds of guerrilla tactics being used in the future."

Misery for drivers

Eco-morons are blocking the M25 yet again

September 13 – 78 Insulate Britain protesters are arrested after blocking junctions 3, 6, 14, 20 and 31 of the M25

September 15 – More than 50 protesters are arrested after targeting junctions 1, 8, 9 and 23 of the M25

September 17 – 48 protesters are arrested after targeting junctions 3, 9 and 28 of the M25, as well as the M3

September 20 – 29 protesters are arrested after blocking the M25 at two locations, as well as the A1

September 21 – Protesters run into moving traffic to block the main carriageway near Junction 10. Some 38 arrests are made. An injunction against further protests on the M25 is made

September 22 – Protesters block the road outside the Home Office. No arrests are made

September 24 – 39 protesters are arrested after blocking roads at three locations in Dover. They are all released under investigation. National Highways obtains a second injunction covering Dover

September 27 – 53 protesters are arrested for blocking a slip road at Junction 14 of the M25. They are all released under investigation.

September 29 – 27 protesters are arrested for blocking a roundabout at Junction 3 of the M25 on two separate occasions

September 30 – Protesters return to junction 30 at Thurrock in Essex 

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