Travel chaos as eco-warriors block M25 for second time in a week as cops stand by and do nothing AGAIN

ECO-WARRIORS blocked the M25 for the second time in a week sparking travel chaos during a rush-hour blockade.

Some 18 activists from Insulate Britain brought traffic to a standstill near Junction 23 at South Mimms, Hertfordshire, this morning – but police stood by and did nothing.

Another mob shut down the main carriageway of the M25 anti-clockwise in Surrey between Junction 9 at Leatherhead and Junction 8 at Reigate.

The climate change group, dressed in hi-vis and brandishing banners reading 'please turn off your engine', plonked themselves in the middle of the road.

Protesters also held signs saying "sorry for the disruption" as angry drivers quickly lost patience.

Some stuck motorists yelled "we'll lose our jobs" and honked their horns but the demonstrators refused to budge.

Other shouted: "Go and find something better to do with your lives."

One lone police officer eventually turned up but made a feeble attempt to move the activists on.

The cop, with his hands in his pockets, simply said: "I’m going to have to ask you to move."

He didn't even look at the group as he made his weak order before strolling back to his car.

Insulate Britain reps are demanding the Government "make significant legislative change to start lowering emissions".

A spokesperson added they were taking action again today to get Britain's homes insulated and create thousands of jobs and save lives.

Among those held up shortly after 8am was an NHS worker trying to get home after a night shift.

Jay told LBC: "I'm exhausted. I'm not happy with the situation."

And pharmacist Graham Weidle, who not able to get to work, said: "I need to open a pharmacy in Soho.

"I think [Insulate Britain] are just going the wrong way about it. They are doing this for effect but not for sympathy.

"We all support climate change, we all support sustainability and we all support a more regenerative way of life. But this doesn't help.

"Every car here has its engine running and that's tens of thousands of cars.

"They are just working against themselves. I don't believe they have any support."


It follows Monday's disruption which saw more than 90 Insulate Britain members arrested.

The madness caused up to five hours of delays for tens of thousands of drivers on the M25 – and things turned sour when furious motorists tried to drag resistant protesters away to clear the roads.

AA president Edmund King said: "This action is not only incredibly dangerous in potentially putting lives at risk but it also backfires in environmental terms by causing more delays and more vehicle emissions.

"These are some of the busiest sections of the M25 where tens of thousands of drivers will have been affected and has a negative knock-on effect on economic activity."

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