18 people arrested after climate change campaigners blocked the M25 near Hemel Hempstead

Campaigners blocked the M25 at six different locations

Monday, 13th September 2021, 2:55 pm

Police have arrested 18 people in connection with a protest that took place today near junction 20 (Hemel Hempstead) of the M25.

Climate change campaigners blocked the M25 at six different locations - including junction 20 (Hemel Hempstead) during rush hour this morning (Monday) in protest.

Insulate Britain demonstrators sat across stretches of the road to send a message to the government.

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The group has decided to block the motorway this morning in reaction to startling floods, wildfires and storms seen across the world this summer.

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This is why the M25 is blocked this morning causing traffic chaos for commuters

“The M25 was closed westbound at junction 20, resulting in congestion and delays on both the M25 and the A41.

“Protestors ignored police requests to move location, so we took robust action to enable roads to be reopened and to remove the protestors causing obstructions.

“Our officers dealt with the disruption as quickly as possible, reopening routes for local businesses and residents."