Police arrest 17 Insulate Britain protesters near Brent Cross


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There have been 17 arrests after climate group Insulate Britain staged its 10th day of protests by blocking the M1.

The protesters were sat by the Brent Cross junction of the M1, as well as junction 3 of the M4 near Heathrow.

Insulate Britain said the demonstrators include eight people released from police custody on Thursday after blocking the M25 at Junction 30 in Essex, and others who were arrested earlier this week.

It has pledged to continue its actions until the Government makes “a meaningful statement indicating that they will insulate all of Britain’s 29 million leaky homes by 2030”.

Now the Metropolitan Police have explained that 17 people were arrested at the M1 protest near Brent Cross for obstruction and conspiracy to commit public nuisance.

The junction was cleared by 10am.

However officers are still responding to the M25 protest.

The group said in a statement: “It’s incomprehensible that the Government is continuing to delay action on home insulation when we urgently need to cut our carbon emissions, eliminate fuel poverty and help hard-working families with their rising energy bills.

“Added to which industry is crying out for the Government to show some leadership and get behind a national retrofitting strategy. Come on Boris: get on with the job.”





Source : times


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