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UK Police Arrest Dozens of Activists Who Blocked Motorway

Police arrested at least 71 climate protesters on Wednesday after they blocked several junctions on the UK’s busiest motorway. The activists from the campaign group Insulate Britain, which is demanding government action on home insulation, stopped traffic on three sections on the M25 shortly after 8 a.m. Demonstrators sat on the road while stranded motorists beeped their horns. Videos posted on social media showed angry drivers remonstrating with the activists. Surrey Police said there had also been a crash, involving multiple vehicles, at Junction 9 of M25, but it was “too early in the investigation” to know if it was linked to the protests. Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said the protests were counterproductive. “These actions are not only highly disruptive to those going to work and transporting vital goods, but are putting lives at risk on a busy motorway. Not to mention the resulting traffic delays will only add to …

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