Insulate Britain protesters vow to KEEP blocking roads as they challenge High Court laws to jail them over traffic chaos
INSULATE Britain protesters have vowed that they will keep blocking UK motorways as they challenge High Court laws to jail them over traffic chaos.
Demonstrators have today set light to court injunction papers outside the Royal Courts of Justice in central London.Protesters from Insulate Britain blocking blocking a roundabout at Junction 3 of the M4 near Heathrow Airport[/caption] Demonstrator Nick Onley, 59, from London has vowed demonstrations will continue[/caption] Demonstrators from Insulate Britain outside the High Court, central London, burn pages from court injunctions they have been individually served[/caption]
Some 18 activists wearing orange hi-vis vests burnt pages of injunctions that had been individually served on them, on the pavement outside the court building.
It comes as a High Court hearing takes place over three injunctions granted to National Highways in late September and October, covering the M25, Port of Dover and major A roads around London.
Demonstrator Nick Onley, 59, from London, said: “It’s a sign of our determination to carry on protesting, to carry on raising this issue until we see some action that we can believe in”.
`The food bank worker and community musician, added: “We’re just making it clear that we intend to continue our protest until we have some clear, meaningful statement that we can trust from the Government that they are actually intending to go ahead with insulating and decarbonising the country”.
Most read in News
On October 2 the government obtained a fresh injunction banning the group from obstructing traffic and access to motorways and major A roads around London.
Anyone who breaks it faces imprisonment or an unlimited fine, and activists found in contempt of court may also be forced to repay the costs of their case.
But ministers are said to be furious at how inaffective the injunctions have been – with the protesters continuing to flout them this week.
Tomorrow protesters are planning to inflict more misery on motorists this Wednesday with a series of blockades.
And they hope to have 120 campaigners remanded into custody at the same time to cause maximum embarrassment for the Government ahead of November’s COP26 summit.
It comes as The Sun today exclusively revealed that an insulate Britain protester nicked for blocking the M25 is married to a road boss responsible for traffic flow.
Cathy Eastburn, 54, vowed to unleash hell on drivers but shares a £1.5million home with TfL’s Benedict Plowden.
The bizarre arrangement was called “staggeringly inappropriate”, with the Transport for London chief, 58, also accused of harbouring extremists.
His activist wife has been arrested several times during M25 blockades for Insulate Britain, which were last week the subject of a High Court injunction by TfL.
One driver who confronted the protesters said last night: “I wouldn’t like to comment on what their dinner conversation is like at the moment.”
Cambridge philosophy graduate Ms Eastburn is one of Britain’s most prolific climate activists and has been nicked on multiple occasions.Tim Gough, spokesperson for Insulate Britain outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London[/caption]
* Read the full story...This article was originally published h
Who will be Next to leave the EU? Check out who is leading in our exclusive poll Poll