UK Police Arrest 124 Climate Protesters Over Bridge Blockades

London police say they arrested a total of 124 climate protestors belonging to the Insulate Britain group over the blocking of two London bridges at the weekend. The Metropolitan Police said on Nov. 22 that 30 people were held at Lambeth Bridge and another 94 at Vauxhall Cross near Vauxhall Bridge when the roads were blocked by demonstrators on Saturday. Insulate Britain said the action was taken to deliberately break the legal ban on supporters blocking roads and causing traffic chaos. The group has provoked anger among motorists with a series of stunts blocking motorways in recent months. But it has insisted that its protests will continue “until the Government issues a meaningful statement to get on with the job of insulating Britain’s leaky homes”. The High Court has so far issued five injunctions to prevent protesters from blocking roads. They include four injunctions granted to National Highways, banning demonstrations …

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