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M25 traffic: Insulate Britain protesters set to return for second week of motorway traffic chaos

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The Insulate Britain campaign group has warned that it will return to the M25 for a second week of protesting.

The protest group confirmed that supporters will be back on the M25 tomorrow (September 20) from 7am.

Activists infuriated commuters by causing severe delays on the M25 last week for three days last week.

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Today (September 19), Insulate Britain wrote to the Highways Agency and the relevant police forces to inform them that the campaign would continue.

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The group said the disruption it causes is "entirely proportionate" in the context of the climate crisis.

It also requested a review of the previous decision not to reduce speed limits while protesters participate in "acts of civil disobedience" in the area.

The letter reads: “We are writing from the campaign group Insulate Britain. People’s safety during this campaign has always been our primary objective.

Insulate Britain protesters caused huge delays on the M25 for three days in a row

"Therefore, on September 16 we passed a request to the police to slow down the traffic on the south west parts of the M25 network, as we were aware that supporters of the Insulate Britain campaign would be participating in acts of civil disobedience on that area.

"In the context of the horror of the climate crisis we believe that it is entirely proportionate to create disruption on the motorway network if it means the UK Government fulfils its legal obligation of staying below 2°C which will stop the unimaginable suffering for future generations.

Police restrain an angry motorist as protesters block the M25 on September 15

"Our request was refused.

"We write now to request that you review this decision, as campaign supporters will be on the M25 network on Monday September 20 from 7am.

"Thank you for your time on this matter. The Insulate Britain campaign.”

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