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Insulate Britain protesters block Blackwall Tunnel and three other major London routes

Written by on 04/10/2021

Insulate Britain protesters have blocked three major routes in London, including the Blackwall Tunnel.

A group of demonstrators sat down on the northbound A102 and glued themselves to the tunnel causing large queues to build up during rush hour.

Insulate Britain protestors have blocked both sides to the Blackwall tunnel this morning. Protestors glued themselves to the tunnel in South East London causing long queues. Sent in from - Ali Fortescue
Image: Insulate Britain is demanding government action on home insulation

Insulate Britain said around 50 people were involved in the demonstrations, which have also targeted Hanger Lane, Wandsworth Bridge and Arnos Grove.

It is the latest in a string of protests from the group, which is demanding government action on home insulation. It has previously targeted the M25, M4 and Port of Dover.

Sky News Correspondent Ali Fortescue spoke to some of the protesters at the Blackwall Tunnell.

Joshua Smith gave up his job as a bricklayer in Manchester to take part in the demonstrations.

He said: “I don’t want to be here, we’ve tried peaceful marches, demonstrations outside parliament, letters to MPs, petitions but everything is ignored, unfortunately when you sit in the road it’s the only time people pay attention”.

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Mr Smith said he will continue protesting until he sees a change.

“The government desperately need to reduce emissions and insulating homes is the most cost effective way of doing that”, he added.

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