Several injunctions against climate protesters in recent weeks by the UK’s Transport Secretary, the Supreme Court, mean anyone violating order by blocking the country’s roads could face jail time. Grant Shapps told.
The climate change group said in an open letter Thursday: “Insulate Britain wishes to use this opportunity to deeply acknowledge the disruption it has caused over the past five weeks.”
“Under normal circumstances, we cannot imagine engaging in such acts. But it is necessary to face the terrible reality of the situation we are in.
“We invite you to make a meaningful statement that we can trust that your government will take the leadership needed to insulate and renovate our homes.”
Isolate England, which has a branch extinction rebellionwants the UK government to insulate all UK homes by 2030 to reduce carbon emissions in the country.
The group has blocked roads for 14 days in the past five weeks, and activists have often stuck their hands on the highway to prolong the time it takes police to remove them.
The most recent Insulate Britain show was near a busy industrial area inside. Thurrock, Essex, Wednesday morning.
Clashes broke out between both drivers and protesters after demonstrators closed the St Clements Way and London Road junction.