Dozens of Insulate Britain protestors charged

A total of 56 people have been charged over the Insulate Britain protests on the M25 in September 2021, the Metropolitan Police have said. The charges relate to demonstrations that took place at two locations across three dates in September 2021.

Thirteen people have been charged with two counts of causing a public nuisance at Junction 14 of the M25 on 13 September 2021 and at Junction 25 of the M25 on 15 September 2021. They are due to appear at Stratford Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 22 April.

A further 50 have been charged with causing a public nuisance at Junction 14 of the M25 on 27 September 2021. Some people have been charged as part of both investigations.

Insulate Britain is an environmental activist group, founded by six members of the global environmental movement Extinction Rebellion. Their methods slightly differ from that of Extinction Rebellion, but they share the same overall target: to reduce the rate of climate change.

One of their main goals is to pressure the Government into funding the insulation of all social housing by 2025, because low energy homes use considerably less energy and use renewable energy for heating and electricity.

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