Insulate Britain launches new campaign targeting key roads around London

Activist group Insulate Britain has launched a new protest campaign against key streets in London.

The group – an offshoot of Extinction Rebellion – this morning renewed its road closure campaign around the Canary Wharf area of ​​the capital.

Protesters blocked the Limehouse Causeway at the intersection with the A1206 at around 8:20 this morning (October 25).

Other protesters targeted Bishops Gate and Upper Thames Street.

A total of 61 activists are sitting on the street carrying Insulate Britain banners, some have been taped on the pavement.

Members of the public were arguing with protesters when police arrested them and dragged them from the street.

At 8:30 am, at the same time as the demonstrations began, the group posted the message on its website: “We will not watch the government kill our children.”

In a statement, activist Liam Norton branded the government “treasonous”, claiming it had “betrayed” citizens and was leading the country towards “genocide”.

He said, “We know the public is frustrated and upset about the disruption we are causing.

“You should know that one way or another this country has to stop emitting carbon. We can do it now in an orderly and planned way, insulate houses and prevent thousands of deaths from energy poverty, or we can wait until millions have lost their homes and fight for water or starve. “

We call for sustainable changes that ensure that littering and those responsible are dealt with much more seriously.

Together with our community platform InYourArea and the campaign group Clean Up Britain, we are calling for the fine to be increased to £ 1,000 for anyone caught littering and for local authorities to become mandatory, the law on what is already a criminal offense .

Sign our petition here, and find out more about the campaign here.

Insulate Britain, an offshoot of Extinction Rebellion, wants the government to isolate all UK homes by 2030 to reduce carbon emissions.

It blocked roads for 14 days in the five weeks ending October 14, with activists often putting their hands in the pavement to increase the time it took police to remove them.

Hundreds of arrests have been made, and some have been detained multiple times

The campaign continues despite injunctions threatening protesters with a subpoena and possible imprisonment or an unlimited fine.

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