Priti Orders Police To Get Tough On Eco Road Block Protests
Daily Express|September 17, 2021
Priti Patel has ordered police to take “decisive action” on eco protesters who block motorways and public transport.
Martyn Brown

The Home Secretary said officers will have new powers to arrest “selfish” demonstrators causing disruption. It comes after campaigners caused mayhem by blocking the M25 this week.

Ms Patel said the “dangerous” tactics used by environmental campaign group Insulate Britain take police away from communities where they are needed most.

The Home Secretary said: “This Government will not stand by and allow a small minority of selfish protesters to cause significant disruption to the lives and livelihoods of the hard-working majority.

“The guerrilla tactics used by Insulate Britain detract from their cause and I know the public will agree that the scenes on the M25 this week were completely unacceptable.

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