September 15, 2021
Climate protesters who blocked a major road near London caused a dangerous pile-up, prompting one woman to be airlifted to hospital with serious injuries.
Well done, clowns.
As we highlighted earlier, the demonstrators were from a group called ‘Insulate Britain’ – yet have succeeded on two separate occasions in blocking thermal insulation engineers from getting to work.
🚨 | NEW: Climate protestors walk into a road, again
— Politics For All (@PoliticsForAlI) September 15, 2021
However, their actions today caused a drastically more serious incident after they stopped traffic at two sections of Britain’s busiest motorway, the M25.
Woman airlifted to hospital after Extinction Rebellion criminals cause a multiple car crash. Throw them in jail. https://t.co/AvNqnPH6IB
— Christopher Snowdon (@cjsnowdon) September 15, 2021
“A crash involving four vehicles led to a woman in her 50s being airlifted to hospital with serious injuries, and witness Steve Glenn, who was commuting to work clockwise on the M25, told The Telegraph: “The cars ploughed into the back of each other. It was so blatantly obvious what had happened. The standstill traffic was caused by the protest.”
An image of one of the vehicles involved in the crash shows it crushed to half its size.
This is the car that’s covered in the article…. I really hope everyone is ok…. pic.twitter.com/d3Pcq001s3
— Luke 👃🏻 (@Superspurs131) September 15, 2021
Despite the dangerous activities of the protesters, the police behaved towards them as if they were providing customer service and only made arrests after the crash.
“If you have any questions at all, just ask, and if any of you are in any discomfort or need anything just let me know and we will try and sort you out in a nice way, I couldn’t phrase that any worse could I? [smiling] If you need any assistance at all then let me know,” a police officer said to the protesters.
I've never seen or heard such pathetic and selective policing in all my life.
Are the police running a five-star sodding hotel, or defending the laws of the land and ensuring hard-pressed British workers can get to and from work without some hippy sat in the middle of the road?! pic.twitter.com/uc1hU3O2SN
— Darren Grimes (@darrengrimes_) September 15, 2021
The demonstrators are an offshoot of Extinction Rebellion, who routinely block roads in London, causing anger amongst ordinary people trying to get to work.
Last year, they infamously tried to stop a busy train setting off early in the morning, prompting irate commuters to drag one man down from the roof of the carriage.