Climate activists who gridlocked London have crossed the road, minister says


LONDON, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Climate change activists who blocked main roads into London have crossed the road and new measures can be shortly introduced to take care of those that search to disrupt vital nationwide infrastructure, Britain’s policing minister stated on Tuesday.

“While we obviously all value the right to protest there is a difference between causing disruption and causing damage,” Kit Malthouse, a junior inside minister accountable for policing, informed Sky.

“We believe these protesters … have crossed the line between exercising their right but also their responsibility towards the rest of us,” he stated. “Something needs to be done and so we’re going to be announcing a raft of new measures.”

About 50 campaigners from Insulate Britain, which desires the federal government to decide to offering insulation for 29 million houses, blocked busy routes into town on Monday, triggering large tailbacks and chaos for drivers navigating rush hour site visitors.

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton

Britain's Minister of State at the Home Office Kit Malthouse arrives on Downing Street, in London, Britain September 17, 2021. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls