Protesters on the M25 have been served with an injunction: Protesters from Insulate Britain who have been blocking the M25 may now face jail time.
National Highways has obtained a court order, which means that subsequent protests could result in prosecution.
“Invading a motorway is reckless & puts lives at risk. I asked National Highways to seek an injunction against M25 protestors which a judge granted last night. Effective later today, activists will face contempt of court with possible imprisonment if they flout.” — Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP (@grantshapps) September 22, 2021
Priti Patel, the Home Secretary, echoed these sentiments, claiming that the injunction would allow “people to get moving again” on the vital London highway.
She said “we will not tolerate lives being put at risk. Those who continue to do so risk imprisonment”.
The protests have sparked widespread condemnation from the public and the government, with 60 percent of Britons rejecting the acts.
41 persons were arrested yesterday for their involvement in the protests.
Protesters on the M25 have been served with an injunction