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M25 traffic: Police issue statement as climate protesters ‘glue hands’ to motorway near Dartford

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Original article from Kent Live

Police are engaging with protesters after a morning of chaos on the M25.

Climate protest group Insulate Britain has blocked off a number of junctions and roundabouts across the major motorway.

One of the areas targeted was the Dartford Crossing where police have said that protesters glued their hands to the road.

Read more: Live updates as climate group block M25

Kent Police said officers are in attendance and are engaging with the individuals involved, some of whom are reported to have glued their hands to the road surface.

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Protesters are thought to have targeted two junctions near the Dartford Crossing.

There have been hold-ups near J1A and J1B near the Princes Road roundabout.

A full statement from Kent Police said: "Kent Police was called at around 8.20am on Wednesday 15 September 2021 to a report that two groups of people were obstructing the road around Junctions 1A and 1B of the M25.

"Officers are in attendance and are engaging with the individuals involved, some of whom are reported to have glued their hands to the road surface.Motorists are advised to expect delays and use an alternative route if possible.

"National Highways traffic officers are also at the scene in order to manage the traffic."

You can keep up to date with everything happening on the M25 in our live blog.

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