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M25 protests: Activists return to motorway in Hertfordshire M25 protests: Activists return to Hertfordshire, Surrey and Kent
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Insulate Britain activists are blocking the carriageway at junction 23 for South Mimms in Hertfordshire Climate change protesters have returned to the M25 for the second time in three days
Climate change protesters have returned to the M25 as part of their campaign to get more action on home insulation. Climate change protesters have caused fresh disruption on the M25, blocking roundabouts and the motorway itself.
Insulate Britain activists are blocking roundabouts and the carriageway at junctions 23 for South Mimms in Hertfordshire and 25 for Cheshunt. Insulate Britain activists have caused delays at junctions 23 for South Mimms and 25 for Cheshunt, Herts; 10 for Wisley and eight for Reigate, Surrey; and 1a and 1b for Dartford, Kent.
There are also reports of blockages at junction 10 for Wisley in Surrey and 1b for Dartford in Kent. Surrey Police said it was in attendance and had made 15 arrests.
Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng condemned the action and said it was putting lives at risk.Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng condemned the action and said it was putting lives at risk.
In a tweet, he said: "These actions are not only highly disruptive to those going to work and transporting vital goods, but are putting lives at risk on a busy motorway.
"Not to mention the resulting traffic delays will only add to vehicle emissions."
Surrey Police said it was overseeing a protest that was reported just after 08:00 BST on Wednesday and that there were a number of protesters from Insulate Britain and Extinction Rebellion at junctions eight and 10.
It has advised motorists to avoid the area.
Kent Highways said there were delays at Dartford at junction 1a for the Dartford Tunnel and 1b for Princes Road due to an "ongoing police-led incident". It advised motorists to approach the area with caution and allow extra time for journeys.
Insulate Britain activists are blocking the carriageway at junction 25 for the A10 in Hertfordshire
Kent Highways said there were delays at junctions 1a and 1b at Dartford
The action follows a series of protests on Monday when five junctions were blocked.The action follows a series of protests on Monday when five junctions were blocked.
On Monday, Insulate Britain said it was "disrupting the M25" to "demand the government insulate Britain".On Monday, Insulate Britain said it was "disrupting the M25" to "demand the government insulate Britain".
On Wednesday, the group said Insulate Britain "are back".On Wednesday, the group said Insulate Britain "are back".
In a tweet, it said: "You're angry. So are we... But sitting in the road makes Boris Johnson sit up and take notice, so we're staying, until 10 Downing Street #getonwiththejob."In a tweet, it said: "You're angry. So are we... But sitting in the road makes Boris Johnson sit up and take notice, so we're staying, until 10 Downing Street #getonwiththejob."
The government condemned the earlier protests and said it was supporting people to install energy efficiency measures in their homes.The government condemned the earlier protests and said it was supporting people to install energy efficiency measures in their homes.
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