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Police arrest climate activists blocking M25 for third time in five days

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Police arrest climate activists blocking M25 for third time in five days

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has criticised a group of climate protesters called Insulate Britain as “dangerous and counterproductive” after they blocked the M25 for the third time in a week on Friday (17 September).

Forty-eight people were arrested on Friday after the group of climate protesters brought the M25 to a halt, with other motorways in the UK also targeted.

The transport secretary wrote on Twitter: “We all agree that climate change must be tackled, but this sort of behaviour achieves nothing, puts drivers at risk and increases pollution.”

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