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“Why aren't you at work?” Insulate Britain returns to the M25 in protest at Dartford Crossing

“Why aren't you at work?” Insulate Britain returns to the M25 in protest at Dartford Crossing - (Author: Gardener)

Insulate Britain activists protest on the M25 motorway in Thurrock Frustrated drivers shouted “Why aren't you at work?” And dragged Insulate Britain activists off the road as they tried to block Dartford Crossing. Eco-Warriors Insulate Britain returned to block motorists on the M25 after setting fire to their government-issued injunction papers in the High Court. Around 40 members blocked the M25 at Junction 31 and the London Road A1090 near Dartford Crossing at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Angry truck drivers tried to yank the activists off the road by the arms and legs before the police could arrive. Essex Police made a total of 35 arrests. 16 people were arrested at the M25 junction with Thurrock, while 19 were arrested in the industrial area on Stonehouse Lane. This is the thirteenth time Insulate Britain has caused travel chaos in a month. The area near the Purfleet Freight Terminal is home to a number of business locations - and a freight route. Forty minutes after Insulate Britain blocked major roads in an industrial area at the Purfleet docks, there is no trace of police. The drivers take matters into their own hands pic.twitter.com/bDR0crzum9 - Rachael Venables (@rachaelvenables) October 13, 2021 The group was seen quickly putting on safety vests before entering the roundabout without a cop. The drivers had to try to drag the activists off the road at Purfleet Docks. An activist then sneakily slides back onto the road as his back to the angry driver turns. One driver said, “Look, you've made your point clear, but you're going to bring the whole area to a standstill. “Look at my camp there - how am I supposed to isolate that?” Another driver who was filmed trying to drag the activists away barks at the group, “Why aren't you at work? An angry mother who took her 11-year-old son to school also requested that they move with a truck driver who complained that he had missed an interview because of the hours of delays. Dr. Diana Warner, who identified the group as a supporter of Insulate Britain, said: “There are a lot of people doing everything they can to thank us. “Some come out of their cars to thank us, others are police officers who are involved in our arrests. We are still pushing for life-saving changes. But if you do something to help us, however small, you are helping us make change. "Insulate Britain activists protest on the M25 motorway in Thurrock (REUTERS) Liam Norton of Insulate Britain said:" What would you be 10 years from now, when fuel crises are catastrophic, when food runs out and people experience insurmountable heat waves? wish you had by now “We think you'll wish you had sat out with Insulate Britain and done everything to protect current and future generations. So come out on the streets with us. ”In response to the incident, Essex Police said,“ We ​​are currently on site and have made arrests following reports of people blocking the M25 entrance at Thurrock. “Today, shortly after 8.25 a.m., we received reports about people who were driving at exit 31. “The officers were on site within five minutes and are currently working on resolving the situation quickly and safely. "We know this will be frustrating for road users, but we appreciate your patience and understanding."

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Isolate British protesters dragged off the road by drivers after re-blocking the M25

The group forced several vehicles, including trucks, to stop and turn around near a busy industrial area in Essex. | ITV National News (Author: Gardener)

Insulate Britain activists were back on the M25 Wednesday morning, blocking major roads for the 13th time. About 20 protesters disrupted traffic at the junction with the A1090 London Road near Dartford Crossing, despite being banned from a restraining order. The group forced several vehicles, including trucks, to stop and turn around near a busy industrial area in Essex, resulting in furious clashes between drivers and protesters from around 8:30 a.m. Some protesters had stuck to the road, resulting in long lines of cars. The group is calling for urgent government action to insulate all homes in Britain, starting with the homes of the country's poorest people, to help tackle the climate crisis. A woman from the environmental group was nearly run over by a driver who said, "This is stupid". Other protesters were seen being dragged off the road in videos posted online, but they returned immediately, only to be dragged away by frustrated drivers. Some drivers honked their horns and got out to confront protesters who were being laid down on the street and tore banners from their hands. A mother berated Insulate Britain activists for preventing them from driving her 11-year-old son to school. In a video, the woman can be seen getting out of her black Range Rover and telling protesters: “Get out of the damn path, my son has to go to school. My son is 11 and has to go to school today, so get out of the way and let me take him to school. ”A truck driver warned that the protests could worsen the gasoline crisis as tankers could not reach the gas stations. One driver told LBC News, “If this protest stays here much longer, I fear the night shift driver will not be able to provide fuel for any garages or anyone. “So when we talk about truck driver shortages and fuel shortages, things can get worse today. Delivery driver Robert J Foulger, 57, said: “There were nine police vehicles and countless officers out of the way to catch criminals, which cost the taxpayer. Essex Police said they had arrested a total of 35 people. Police said they received reports of the incident shortly after 8:25 am and that officers would be "on the scene within five minutes." In the past few weeks, Insulate Britain, an offshoot of Extinction Rebellion, has been blocking motorways and federal highways around London, including the M25 and M4, to call for more action on climate change. They are calling on the government to insulate all homes in Britain, starting with the homes of the poorest people in the country. National Highways received three injunctions banning demonstrations on the M25, around the port of Dover and on the main roads around London. At a second public hearing in the High Court on Tuesday, the three injunctions were extended to November 30th. A fourth injunction was issued to Transport for London (TfL) on October 8th. Members of the group were seen burn the court orders in the High Court Tuesday. Despite the arrests and angry reactions from the drivers, the group said the public supported them. Dr. Diana Warner, a supporter of Insulate Britain, said: “A lot of people are doing everything they can to thank us. Some come out of their cars to thank us, others are police officers who are involved in our arrests.

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Action is FINALLY being taken to arrest a dozen Insulate Britain eco-zealots

Final details are now being included in legal papers after a dozen Insulate Britain protesters were caught violating National Highways injunctions for closing off motorways and A-roads in London. (Author: Gardener)

More than a dozen Insulate Britain activists will finally be tried - and possibly jailed - within days, the Mail believes. Just over a month after the first roadblocks plunged the highways into chaos, officials will urge judges to take action against the eco-zealots. There is growing dismay among ministers at the slow pace of action on the National Highways formerly known as Highways England and at the police making arrests to release protesters hours later. But final details are now being added to legal papers that could result in Insulate Britain protesters finally being incapacitated. The group is among 113 people named at a National Highways intersection they are accused of violating. A government source said: “We have identified a significant number of protesters who violated at least one of our restraining orders. “National Highways attorneys are now working with the police to gather evidence to bring these people to justice. "We hope to have this in court either later this week or early next week." National Highways must file a case against the activists with the High Court, issue papers to each activist, and then set a date for a trial. If activists are found guilty of violating an injunction, they face up to two years in prison for disobeying the court. On Tuesday, protesters showed their disdain for the law by setting fire to copies of the injunction papers outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London. Members of the group have vowed to continue their disruptive protests, where they typically stick to the streets at busy motorway junctions - despite the risk of unlimited fines and up to two years in prison. Insulate Britain is run by ringleader Liam Norton, whose own house had no cavity wall insulation. Other leaders of the secret group include Extinction Rebellion veteran David McKenny and Cathy Eastburn, whose husband was Ben Plowden, a Transport for London director. Former Labor leader Ed Miliband beat up Insulate Britain protesters last night for harmful support for their cause. He branded the group's tactics as "counterproductive" and warned them not to "alienate" the public. Alliance Think Tank Event, Mr. Miliband told the Mirror, "Part of the job of peaceful protest is to get people to do your thing, not alienate them." Shadow's Secretary of Commerce likened Insulate Britain's tactics to school strikes in 2018 led by teenage activist Greta Thunberg. "Some people will have said, 'Are you really going to leave school?" He added paying attention to the issue, it has made government action overpowering but it has not alienated large crowds.' Mr. Miliband added that house insulation was a "very important agenda" and said Labor would help make houses greener. A High Court hearing was held to extend the series of injunctions. which blocked them from the M25, the Port of Dover and major A-roads around London, believed a previously announced plan to use an injunction against Insulate Britain has hit legal buffers officials had announced plans to obtain a "contra mundum injunction" with far broader terms and conditions that would be easier to enforce, but lawyers told ministers they would need to list the "essential nature" of every single highway and A-road in the country to issue such an injunction The Mail reported last month how Insulate Britain plans to open its UK prisons with hundreds of eco-activists to fill to create a "political crisis" for Prime Minister Boris Johnson. They believe a significant number of activists who are being jailed could light a powder keg for major clutter ahead of the Cop26 environment summit in Glasgow next month. In September, activist Shel MacDonagh said 300 people would have to be detained to force the government to make concessions to the group. "We need this campaign to go ahead and we believe we will have to jail near 300 people to get a chance for this [a government concession] to happen," she said. Interior Minister Priti Patel has announced plans for a new Asbo type to fight the protests. Orders to prevent criminal disturbances - also known as "Asbos for crusts" - are supposed to be enforced more quickly than injunctions. A special new offense will also be created to deal with protests by Insulate Britain and its parent group Extinction Rebellion. It will be a crime to "interfere with critical national infrastructures" including major roads, railways, seaports, power plants and newspaper printing plants. The new crime is punished with a prison sentence of up to six months. Both new powers, however, have to pass through parliament and are not expected to come into force until next spring or summer.

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Fighting breaks out as angry drivers drag protesters off the streets

Truck seen moving towards the activists sitting in the middle of the road near Dartford Crossing (Author: Gardener)

Fighting erupted in Insulate Britain's most recent stunt as protesters were dragged off the streets by angry drivers. A video showed a truck driver driving his truck towards environmentalists who were sitting on the tarmac in front of him. Protesters clashed with angry commuters on Wednesday morning, during which protesters were dragged from the streets by drivers near a busy industrial area in Essex. About 20 protesters blocked the intersection of St Clements Way and London Road in Thurrock, forcing several vehicles, including trucks, to stop and turn. Motorists tore banners from protesters as they sat and lay in the street. Others had stuck to the street, creating long lines of cars. A protester was almost run over after stopping in front of a blue Hyundai car and was verbally abused by the driver who told her "this is stupidity". Several members of the group were dragged off the road several times by drivers, allowing a handful of vehicles to pass the human barricade. Activists who were dragged away by their backpacks and clothing immediately returned to their seats and were seen sitting again. Drivers take matters into their own hands, dragging eco-demonstrators from the streets and directing traffic through. Read more: https://t.co/3n0fKpdmcZ pic.twitter.com/RhETAXeCxm - LBC (@LBC) October 13, 2021 With no police to mediate, fighting broke out and witnesses described kicks and punches being thrown . Just before 9 a.m., Essex police said officers were at the site of a second protest on a driveway off the M25. A spokesman said: “We have now arrested 35 people after responding quickly to reports of blocked roads in Thurrock. An Insulate Britain protester leans against the hood of a car while activists sit on Junction 31 of the M25 near Dartford Crossing in Thurrock A motorist is one of many to take matters into their own hands by becoming an activist Tugged from the street The situation turned fiery when a truck (pictured) approached the protesters in the street, the eco-mob from the tarmac and behind the camera a fight broke out as punches and kicks were fired by two Essex police officers dragging a protester off the road "I'll drive through you": motorists are caught in chaos An angry mother yells at Isolate British protesters for preventing their son from going to school. Read more: https://t.co/MBBf8Jr1TI pic.twitter.com/vuIPOEXK3S - LBC News (@LBCNews) October 13, 2021 **** Way, my son has to go to school, "they told protesters. My son is 11 and has to go to school today, so get out of the way and let me take him to school. " When they refused to move, she got back in the car and said, "I'll drive through you, then." Two protesters hugging each other sat on the street with their backs against their mother's car. Another driver - one Truck driver dragging protesters off the road - resented missing an interview due to the demonstration This truck driver missed an interview after eco protesters blocked roads near Dartford Crossing Read More : https://t.co/MBBf8Jr1TI pic.twitter.com/enpG8xMjY9— LBC News (@LBCNews) October 13, 2021 Truck drivers also warned that the protests could worsen the ongoing fuel crisis as tankers cannot reach gas stations. One driver told LBC News, “If this protest stays here much longer, I fear the night shift driver will not be able to deliver fuel for garages or any other. "So if we talk about truck driver shortages and fuel shortages, things could get worse today. Delivery driver Robert J." I was taking pictures while I was in traffic trying to deliver fresh produce to a supermarket distribution center. Insulate Britain, An offshoot of the Extinction Rebellion environmental campaign, the group has staged similar protests 13 times. The group has blocked parts of the main roads around London, including the M25 and M4, to raise awareness of climate change. Transport for London (TfL) previously had injunctions The High Court enacted the group to prevent further obstruction to traffic - which apply to 14 locations in the capital. The injunctions were due at the end of next month on Tuesday, which prompted members of the group to take the court orders before the Royal Burn Courts of Justice in central London One of the group's spokesmen - Liam Norton - was previously Extinction Rebellion spokesperson. He was on GB. cut off Wednesday morning by presenter Mercy Muroki after accusing him of dodging her question. Mercy Muroki clashes with Insulate UK spokesman Liam Norton for failing to justify the environmental group's actions in the face of the government's green agenda. pic.twitter.com/rIzRXBYYV4 - GB News (@GBNEWS) Oct 13, 2021 Despite the arrests and frustrated reactions from commuters, the group said other members of the public had praised their actions. Dr. Diana Warner, a supporter of Insulate Britain, said: “A lot of people are doing everything they can to thank us. Some come out of their cars to thank us, others are police officers who are involved in our arrests.

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Angry motorists pull Insulate Britain protesters off the streets

Outraged motorists in Essex, including a mother who berated activists for preventing them from driving her 11-year-old son to school on CityAM. (Author: Gardener)

Outraged motorists in Essex, including a mother who berated activists for preventing them from driving her 11-year-old son to school, clashed with Insulate Britain protesters this morning. There were several confrontations in which demonstrators were dragged from the streets by drivers near a busy industrial area in Thurrock. Truck drivers honked their horns and a protester was nearly run over by a frustrated driver when the environmental campaign blocked roads for the 13th time on Wednesday morning. About 20 protesters blocked the intersection of St Clements Way and London Road, forcing several vehicles, including trucks, to stop and turn. Drivers tore banners from protesters' hands while they were sitting or lying on the street. A protester was almost run over after stopping in front of a blue Hyundai car and was verbally abused by the driver who told her, "This is stupid". Several members of the group were repeatedly dragged off the road by drivers who were pulling their backpacks and clothes after they immediately returned to their seats and sat down again. "Get out of the damn path, my son has to go to school," she told the protesters. My son is 11 and has to go to school today so get out of the way and let me take him to school. ”Insulate Britain Insulate Britain protesters are blocking the M25 at Junction 31, near Dartford Crossing in Thurrock, Essex. Police later arrived and removed more demonstrators from the streets. Essex police said they made further arrests at the scene and recognized the frustration of motorists. Truck drivers also warned that the protests could worsen the ongoing fuel crisis as tankers cannot reach gas stations. One driver told LBC News, “If this protest stays here much longer, I fear the night shift driver will not be able to provide fuel for any garages or anyone. “So when we talk about truck driver shortages and fuel shortages, things can get worse today. “We also deliver to businesses, bus garages, train stations, all of which are essential for transportation.” Delivery driver Robert J Foulger, 57, said: “There were nine police vehicles and countless officers who weren't out to catch criminals, what cost the taxpayer. “I took photos while stuck in a traffic jam trying to deliver fresh produce to a supermarket distribution center. Handout photo taken by Insulate Britain of Insulate Britain protesters blocking the M25 at Junction 31 near Dartford Crossing in Thurrock, Essex. In response to the incident, Essex Police said: “We are currently on site and have made arrests following reports of people blocking the M25 entrance to Thurrock. “Today shortly after 8.25 a.m. we received reports about people who were on the street at exit 31. "We know this will be frustrating for road users, but we appreciate your patience and understanding." Insulate Britain, an offshoot of the Extinction Rebellion environmental campaign, has protested 13 times in the past few weeks. The group has blocked parts of the main roads around London, including the M25 and M4, to raise awareness of climate change. Transport for London had previously issued an injunction from the High Court against the group to prevent members from further obstructing traffic - this applies to 14 locations in the capital. Despite the arrests and frustrated reactions from commuters, the group says other members of the public have praised their actions. Dr. Diana Warner, a supporter of Insulate Britain, said: “A lot of people are doing everything they can to thank us. “Some come out of their cars to thank us, others are police officers who are involved in our arrests. Get out of the way: Angry drivers pull Insulate Britain protesters off the streets, first appeared on CityAM.

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Insulate Britain forces truck drivers to miss job interviews

A truck driver missed an interview because he was an hour late for an interview after 40 Insulate Britain eco-zealots blocked Dartford Crossing this morning. The father of two was angry. (Author: Gardener)

A truck driver missed an interview because he was an hour late for an interview after 40 Insulate Britain eco-zealots blocked Dartford Crossing this morning. The father of two lost the ability to become a skip driver during a period of truck driver shortage in the UK after being held up at the roadblock. Frustrated, he was also one of the drivers dragging seated demonstrators away. In an interview with LBC he said, "I lost my interview because of this crowd." I'm an hour late because of this crowd. "I had an interview this morning but was told I lost it because I'm late. Tension was high this morning at the blockade and the driver was gesticulating in frustration and yelling at the eco-gangsters. Protesters were walking at the lights at Exit 31 of the motorway at Thurrock on the north side of Dartford Crossing, the Essex connects with Kent, and also on the road near a nearby industrial area, but motorists got out of their cars and dragged protesters off the road while they were still seated, a man seen holding the banners of Insulate Britain. Other motorists honked their horns, got out and confronted the seated demonstrators in the street. A man yanked the demonstra The banners of Insulate Britain fell from their hands as Essex Police made a total of 35 arrests. Another truck driver drove straight to seated troublemakers and then got out of the vehicle in frustration. Another truck driver was filmed driving his vehicle straight to the protesters, another man dragged an activist onto the sidewalk by his backpack, and a mother who was taking her son to school said she was going “straight drive through you ". My son has to go to school, I don't care what the fucking problem is. You damn it ... I'm driving right through you. ' One heard a woman nearby say: “Careful, careful, careful”, another man begged her “no, no, no” - and a protester said: “Are you going to kill us, won't you? Do you want to kill us to take your son to school? ' Near the Thurrock industrial estate, around 20 protesters blocked the intersection of St Clements Way and London Road, forcing several vehicles, including trucks, to stop and turn around as the vehicles blew their horns. United Road Transport Union (URTU) communications manager James Bower told MailOnline that there are currently difficulties in making trucks greener. He said, “We are for any advance in scientific technology, but the technology isn't quite there - the vehicles aren't ready for it yet. “We did research, and what will be needed in the future is government investment that would enable these vehicles to operate. "We would be delighted if all road freight transport became electric in the future." Mr. Bower added that while the protests "make headlines" and support a cause that URTU "fully supports", the transportation industry is not quite there yet. GB News reporter Alice Porter, who witnessed motorists pulling protesters off the streets, said, “I really thought someone was going to be run over, someone was going to be injured. “Whether it was one of the demonstrators or one of the truck drivers - it just got so aggressive between the two sides. If someone wasn't injured this time, it's surprising. ”* Do you know the driver?

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Eco protesters bring M25 to a standstill

The protesters took to the road at a traffic light at junction 31 of the motorway at Thurrock on the north side of Dartford Crossing, which connects Essex to Kent. (Author: Gardener)

Isolating Britain's "incredibly dangerous" protests could pose a threat to people's lives, one motorists' organization has warned, while others say someone will be killed after more zealots are dragged away by angry drivers today. The protesters took to the streets at the traffic lights at Junction 31 of the motorway at Thurrock on the north side of Dartford Crossing, which connects Essex to Kent, and also took to the road near a nearby industrial area. But motorists got out of their cars and dragged protesters off the street while they were still seated, with a man seen ripping the Insulate Britain banners from their hands. Essex Police made a total of 35 arrests. RAC traffic safety spokesman Simon Williams said, “However good the cause, blocking major roads is incredibly dangerous for both the protesters and the occupants of their vehicles. "Not only will this disrupt commuters on the way to work, but it can also lead to people missing a hospital appointment or, worse, emergency vehicles being late, which could be life-threatening." A truck driver was filmed while he was driving his vehicle Right up to the protesters, another man dragged an activist by his backpack onto the sidewalk, and a mother who was taking her son to school said she would "drive right through you". You take the damn shit. My son has to go to school, I don't care what the fucking problem is. My son is 11, he has to go to school today so go away and let me take my son to school. One heard a woman nearby say: “Careful, careful, careful”, another man begged her “no, no, no” - and a protester said: “Are you going to kill us, won't you? Do you want to kill us to take your son to school? ' Near the Thurrock industrial estate, around 20 protesters blocked the intersection of St Clements Way and London Road, forcing several vehicles, including trucks, to stop and turn around as the vehicles blew their horns. GB News reporter Alice Porter, who witnessed motorists pulling protesters off the streets, said, “I really thought someone was going to be run over, someone was going to be injured. “Whether it was one of the demonstrators or one of the truck drivers - it just got so aggressive between the two sides. Motorists got out to confront protesters who took to the streets in front of them. Some were physically dragged off the road but returned immediately, only to be dragged away by the drivers. About 35 protesters were arrested at both locations, including 16 people on the M25 and 19 near the industrial area. The protest started at 8:25 a.m. and at 11:20 a.m. police said all streets were open again. While Essex Police responded quickly to the M25 element of the protest within five minutes and kept one lane open, their slower response to what has been described as "shameful" industrial area has been criticized. Reporters at the scene alleged that there was no trace of police for at least 40 minutes after the protest started as delays continued. Andrew Rosindell, Conservative MP for Romford, told BBC Essex: “I am appalled that Insulate Britain is once again blocking roads and trying to cripple the economy. “I know a lot of people in Romford are using the M25 and some will have suffered from the disruption that was caused this morning. “It is time to call them what they are: they are not activists or protesters. They are common and recurring criminals who should be locked up without bail until a jury of their peers can judge their disgusting behavior. ' At least 479 protesters were arrested in a month - most on suspicion of obstruction of a motorway or conspiracy to commit public harassment - but many drivers took matters into their own hands before the police arrived. Individuals removing an activist could seek protection under the Criminal Law Act of 1967, which states that someone can use "reasonable" force to prevent crime - but this has not yet been legally assessed in relation to these protests . Insulate Britain, an offshoot of Extinction Rebellion, said for the 13th time today that it has caused disruption on motorways or A-roads in the past four weeks - and their protests have continued despite a string of injunctions. Retired Anglican Rev. Sue Parfitt, 79, a regular Insulate Britain and XR activist, was among those arrested on the M25 today. She was arrested during other M25 protests on September 13, 21 and 29. One man called the activists a "bunch of fucking assholes," according to LBC, while another said, "that's not" serving. Look at my camp there - how am I supposed to isolate that? ' And a driver told LBC, “I lost my interview because of this crowd, for a skip driver. I'm a truck (driver) - look at this crowd, none of them work, they are all retired. I lost it (the job opportunity), I was told I lost it because I'm late because of it. Commenting on a video clip made before the police arrived in the industrial area, MailOnline columnist Dan Wootton tweeted, “I repeat, Insulate Britain are eco-terrorists. People will die. And no police there - shameful. ' And LBC reporter Rachael Venables tweeted: “Forty minutes after Insulate Britain blocked major roads in an industrial area at the Purfleet docks, there is no trace of police. The drivers take matters into their own hands. ”The journalist, who was present at most of the group's protests last month, added that she feared the incident would become“ malicious ”. And she said, “To be honest, this morning sometimes I really thought someone was going to be run over. The drivers 'frustration and anger against Insulate Britain was the next level.' A protester was almost run over after stopping in front of a blue Hyundai car and was verbally abused by the driver who told her, "This is stupid". One driver told LBC: “If this protest continues much longer, the night shift driver will unfortunately not be able to provide fuel for workshops or others. “So when we talk about truck driver shortages and fuel shortages, things can get worse today. Delivery driver Robert J Foulger, 57, said: “There were nine police vehicles and countless officers out of the way to catch criminals, which cost the taxpayer. “I took photos when I was stuck in a traffic jam trying to deliver fresh produce to a supermarket distribution center. A spokesman for Essex Police Department said: “We are on site and have made arrests following reports of people blocking the M25 driveway at J31 in Thurrock. “We were called at 8:26 am and the officers were on site within five minutes. In an update released about 25 minutes later, the force added, “We made 16 arrests following reports of people blocking the M25 at J31 in Thurrock. “The officers reacted within five minutes and were able to keep a lane free. We are now responding to people blocking the road in the Stonehouse Ln area of ​​Purfleet. ' In a third update around 11.20 a.m. it said: '35 people have now been arrested after we had reacted quickly to reports about blocked roads in Thurrock. 16 people were arrested at J31 of the M25 while 19 were arrested at Stonehouse Ln, Purfleet. All streets are open now. The group has blocked parts of the main roads around London, including the M25 and M4, to raise awareness of climate change. Transport for London (TfL) had previously issued injunctions in the High Court against the group to prevent them from further obstructing traffic - which apply to 14 locations in the capital. The injunctions were extended yesterday until the end of next month. Despite the arrests and frustrated reactions from commuters, the group said other members of the public had praised their actions. Yesterday, protesters on the pavement outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London illuminated the injunction papers that had been served on them personally. A High Court hearing was held on three injunctions against National Highways concerning the M25, the port of Dover and the main A-roads around London. Activists have been warned by David Elvin QC on behalf of National Highways that an attempt to prove that the protesters disobey the court - and therefore could be jailed - could come "sooner rather than later". Liam Norton of Insulate Britain said today, “What would you wish you could have done in ten years of fuel crises, when food runs out and people are experiencing insurmountable heat waves? “We think you'll wish you had sat out with Insulate Britain and done everything to protect current and future generations. So come out on the street with us. ' Dr. Diana Warner, a supporter of Insulate Britain, said today: “A lot of people are doing everything they can to thank us. Some come out of their cars to thank us, others are police officers who are involved in our arrests. Moving from thanking to action is a big step. Earlier this week, Prince Charles told the BBC that he understood why eco-activists took to the streets, but warned that blocking roads could do more harm than good. The heir to the throne said he disagreed with the group's “destructive” tactics but understood the “desperation” of its members, adding, “Young people feel that nothing never happens, so naturally they get frustrated.” Meanwhile This week, an Insulate Britain protester arrested for blocking the M25 was exposed as the wife of a director of Transport for London who has now resigned from his position at the rate of £ 170,000 a year. Cathy Eastburn had previously vowed to unleash hell for drivers during her protest, despite the role of her longtime partner Benedict Plowden in charge of the Covid restart and recovery scheme. TfL bosses are believed to have been aware of their views and actions, but insist that it was Mr. Plowden who stepped down on independent grounds to "pursue new opportunities". The group calling on the government to insulate all homes across the UK by 2030 to reduce carbon emissions has been protesting since September 13th. Last week Boris Johnson branded the Insulate Britain protesters as "irresponsible lunatics" and said the eco-zealots who had blocked highways over the past few weeks "caused significant economic damage". Home Secretary Priti Patel said at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester that "the measures that Parliament is already going through will ensure these criminals can be brought to justice for the disruptions they have caused". Criminal Disruption Prevention Orders prevent individuals from participating in certain protests and make tampering with critical national infrastructure a criminal offense. Hopefully they will be enforced sooner than the National Highways injunctions. Protesters face up to two years in prison or an unlimited fine for violating the injunctions. Commenting on the Prime Minister's comment, Tim Gough, a spokesman for Insulate Britain, said, “He can call us whatever he wants.

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Angry Andy Murray is eliminated from Indian Wells after a resentment match with Alexander Zverev

The Brit was furious at himself after losing to the world number 4 when another winnable game slipped away (Author: Gardener)

Andy Murray was furious at calling himself "the tube" in this highly competitive scramble. Unfortunately for Murray, Zverev pulled off two reflex volleys and scored a point that he should never have won. That personal animus could help explain why Murray was furious at himself at the end of this highly competitive match and kept screaming into his own clawed hand as he left the court with his club bag over his shoulder. But the broader and more important point was that another winnable game had slipped away. Murray had many chances, including the last point that he could have grabbed so easily. And that was the story of his last months. 👏 @AlexZverev beats Andy Murray 6-4 7-6 (4) and made it to the round of 16 at # BNPPO21 for the first time since 2016. Since Wimbledon, Murray's metal hip has had fewer problems than before, allowing him to spend more time on the practice field and putting together more tournaments one at a time. He's played five tie-breaks and lost the lot since March - a statistic that old, flesh-and-bloody Murray would never have seen. "I don't think I played well today," said Murray, who only waited a few minutes before entering the interrogation room and was therefore still angry when he arrived. I am disappointed because I want to win these games. I haven't in the last few months. Andy Murray and Alexander Zverev after the game on the net However, after Murray made it back into the locker room, his coach Jamie Delgado must have highlighted the positive. Recall that he went up against the world number 4 in Zverev - the most senior opponent he has faced since betraying his body four years ago and a man who had only lost one game since Wimbledon. Murray's biggest frustration is that while his body and tennis are on the up, he still hasn't returned to the steely mindset that once made him such a devastating force. He explained, “If you are not feeling your strokes that well, not sure how the ball comes out of your racket at times, then there is a bit of indecision. You change your mind, and then mistakes can come. “I think it's about getting through some of these games. Murray is now attending next week's event in Antwerp, where he won the title out of the blue in 2019 by defeating Stan Wawrinka in the final. He could use a little more of this medicine, especially since he has just fallen 51 places to 172nd in the world thanks to those Antwerp points that lost his record. Meanwhile, after the match, he was asked about the vaccination issue, which will come up again at the Australian Open in January. Players flying to Melbourne early next year are expected to have very different quarantine policies based on whether or not they have been double stung. Murray supported this approach to the vaccination issue on Tuesday night. “The public there has endured a painful 18 months. When people come into the country and potentially risk an outbreak in their community, that's understandable. That is the decision of the player. If the local government used that, I would support that. "I support vaccinations," added Murray. “I hope that more players will make it. I don't want to come off the pitch after a match and talk about something like that. We are very focused on the vaccine because a lot of players have not yet taken it. Hopefully over time people will gain more confidence and see that the benefits outweigh the potential risks or side effects that people are concerned about. I understand that there may be side effects in rare cases. For the most part, the benefits far outweigh the risks. "

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Murray supports the requirement for compulsory vaccination for participation in the Australian Open

The Victoria government announced earlier this month that all professional athletes in the state will now have to be double stabbed by the end of November - a move Murray fully supports. (Author: Gardener)

Andy Murray has urged his tennis colleagues to get vaccinated against Covid-19 after the former UK number 1 supported plans for mandatory double jabs for participation in the Australian Open in January. A number of the game's biggest stars, including world number 1 Novak Djokovic, are at risk of not traveling to Melbourne if they don't change their stance on Covid vaccination. The Victoria government announced earlier this month that all professional athletes in the state will have to be double stabbed by the end of November - a move Murray fully supports. "It would be great if more players were vaccinated," said Murray after losing to Alexander Zverev in Indian Wells on Tuesday. We are very focused on the vaccine because a lot of the players have not yet taken it. ' “I understand that you can play without a vaccination, only the rules will be different and that is understandable. “When people come into the country and potentially risk an outbreak in their community or whatever, yes, that's understandable. "If the local government did this, I would support it. It would be great if more players were vaccinated." Figures at the US Open suggest that only about 60 percent of players are fully vaccinated, with at least four members of the top 10 men failing this move. Tennis Australia supremo Craig Tiley had previously signaled that the restrictions on non-jabbeds would be considerably tougher. In the final episode of the Australian Slam, more than 70 players were asked to quarantine and not leave their hotel rooms for 14 days - not even for the daily training they previously thought they would be allowed to do. Players were placed in strict quarantine until the first week of February after five people who arrived on the same planes tested positive for coronavirus. Unvaccinated players are expected to face similar strict rules and harsh quarantines once they are eligible to play. If Murray is right and unvaccinated players can play, those players will be forced into 14 days of total isolation, at least when they are scheduled to arrive over the Christmas period. When asked whether players on both the men's ATP tour and the women's WTA tour should be mandated by the governing bodies to take a vaccine, the Scot was more hesitant. Mandates have proven controversial in all sports, with the National Basketball League (NBA) unable to agree on a mandate with the players among the competitions. In a statement in late August, the WTA Tour announced that "nearly 50 percent of our players are vaccinated". Last week, world number 11 Petra Kvitova confirmed that half of the women's tour - which she herself was a part of - was stabbed. When asked about a possible mandate in tennis, Murray added, “I don't really know how to answer that because I think the way our sport works is quite complex. “Here (in the USA) I know that in different sports there are different rules in different states, but all in one country, while tennis is obviously global and different rules apply in different countries. “I think some of the players might feel that if they weren't vaccinated and were traveling to a country that didn't require a vaccination, that they might not be forced to do so by the ATP or the WTA. “But as I said, I support vaccinations. I don't want to leave the pitch after a match and talk about that again. ' He added, “Hopefully over time people will gain more confidence and see the benefits outweigh the potential risks or side effects that people are concerned about. I understand that on rare occasions people can get some side effects. In most cases, the benefits outweigh the risks. Hopefully more players can see that. ' Stefanos Tsitsipas, who defeated Murray at the US Open earlier this year, said back in August that he would only get vaccinated if it became mandatory. He had angered his own government by publicly stating that he "sees no reason for a vaccination in my age group" - but has since turned around. The Greek star has taken these comments back, saying that he will accept the vaccine offer in September before the end of the year. "I'm going to get vaccinated this year," he told Antenna TV. I support everyone who gets vaccinated. I'm not a doctor; I'm a tennis player, so I may not have the most informed opinion when it comes to medical issues. ”Any disqualification from the Australian Open, which Djokovic has won nine times, would be big news as he would be deprived of the chance to become the leading Grand- To become slam record holder of all time. "If I were an ATP or WTA player, I would get vaccinated," Victoria Sports Minister Martin Pakula told local radio station SEN. "It will give them the best opportunity to play at the Australian Open with the minimum restrictions that could apply to these people."

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Jesy Nelson "devastated" Leigh-Anne Pinnock, sparked racial hatred

Jesy Nelson is "devastated" Leigh-Anne Pinnock sparked racial hatred and a new wave of intense trolling on her, telling her friends that she cannot believe that "someone she once called family could be so cruel". (Author: Gardener)

Jesy Nelson is "devastated", her former bandmate Leigh-Anne Pinnock sparked racial hatred and a new wave of intense trolling on her, telling her friends that she can't believe that "someone she once called family is so cruel could be". Sources close to the singer, 30, told MailOnline that she was also upset about her debut single with US superstars Nicki Minaj, 38, and P Diddy, 51, got caught by a "Little Mix vs Jesy Row" overshadowed. On Monday, during a live stream with Nicki, the rapper passionately defended Jesy, accusing her ex-bandmates of jealousy and branding them as "clowns" after Leigh-Anne's leaked lyrics to TikTok user No Hun encouraged Jesy's "blackfishing" to promote. MailOnline can reveal that Jesy was "caught off guard" by the comments and had no control over Nicki's outburst. But Jesy, who revealed in her 2019 BBC Three documentary Odd One Out that she attempted suicide because of intense trolling, is “upset” that Leigh-Anne, 30, helped orchestrate further abuse. A source said: "Jesy is seeking support from friends during this time as the trolling that hit her so badly during her little mix days has strongly returned - and that's one of the reasons she got the band in the first Time has left. " Place. “It should have been a positive and happy celebration, but it was spoiled by what felt like a personal assault on her. MailOnline asked representatives from Little Mix and Jesy Nelson for a comment. “It has now become a Little Mix vs Jesy storyline, even though the band and Jesy always ended up advocating anti-bullying, so it's a shame this is taking such a sour turn. "Jesy is sad to hear that someone she once referred to as" family "encouraged online hatred against her, and while she appears in a much better headspace after performing solo, friends and family check in on a daily basis make sure to meet her that she is fine. ' The source confirmed Jesy was gutted for causing an insult by appearing on her new music video Boyz. The source added, “Working with Nicki and P Diddy on the first single was a dream come true for Jesy because she was has always been a big fan of both artists. "She's devastated by offending some kind of offense, and one of the first people she spoke to was Nicki to discuss it." Nicki saw it firsthand how the backlash affected Jesy and was a pillar of her strength for her during that time. Nicki was one of the first people Jesy called when the trolling started and it was hard for everyone around Jesy to see how herself that affects them. ' Jesy claims that her darker skin tone in her boyz video that sparked Leigh-Anne's blackfishing allegations was due to spending three weeks in Antigua prior to filming. During the livestream with Nicki, Jesy said, "Personally, I want to say that it was never my intention to offend people of color with this video and my song, because as I said, growing up as a young girl, that's the music "that I heard. I just wanted to celebrate this era of music, Because she's what I love. "Hip-hop star Nicki vocalized and sued Leigh-Anne for criticism. But Jesy hadn't anticipated such a passionate outburst from Nicki. The source said," Jesy wanted this livestream to apologize for any insult she caused, it was never intended as a platform to plan Little Mix. “She had no idea that Nicki would defend her so strongly, but since she was first Hand saw how upset Jesy was, she couldn't help it. Nicki just wanted Jesy back. ' Jesy was berated Monday after the text conversation between Leigh-Anne and TikTok user No Hun was leaked online. The Little Mix star, who has Barbadian and Jamaican roots, branded Jesy a "terrible person" and also claimed she had "blocked us" and "cut us off" since she left the band in December 2020. She also encouraged No Hun to "do us a video of her being a Blackfish," which allegedly prompted the influencer to open the conversation because he was angry at Leigh-Anne's request. Jesy left Little Mix due to her mental health after being badly attacked by online trolls while in the band. “There comes a time in life when we need to reinvest in taking care of ourselves instead of focusing on making other people happy, and I feel like now is the time to begin that process . “I need to spend some time with the people I love and do things that make me happy.

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