Insulate Britain protest causes M25 chaos for fifth day as activists storm road

More than 30 protesters from Insulate Britain have stormed onto M25 at Cobham in Surrey, between junctions 9 and 10 – and Surrey Police are at the scene

Insulate Britain campaigners at an earlier protest, this time at junction 4 of the A1(M)

Insulate Britain have stormed onto the M25 for the fifth day bringing traffic to a standstill.

More than 30 protesters have tussled with police and blocked the road, on both sides, near Junction 10 at Cobham in Surrey.

It’s the fifth time the climate activists have obstructed the UK’s busiest motorway which encircles London.

Surrey Police tweeted at 8.20am: “We are currently in attendance between junctions 9 and 10 of the M25 dealing with a protest which was reported just after 8am.

“A number of protesters from Insulate Britain are on the carriageways in both the clockwise and anti-clockwise directions.

“We have already cleared the anti-clockwise carriageway and are dealing with the other side currently. We would advise motorists to avoid the area if possible. We will keep you updated.”

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Shortly after 8.30am Surrey Police said two lanes on the clockwise and anti-clockwise carriageways had been reopened.

They wrote in a tweet that 23 arrests had been made by the force.

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