ECO-idiots have sparked traffic chaos after climbing over the M25 this morning.
Cops have rushed to gantries on the busy motorways where several Just Stop Oil protestors have dangerously scaled the metal frames.
2Police watch as traffic is held back as an activist from Just Stop Oil occupies a gantry over the M25 near Godstone in SurreyCredit: LNP2Protesters from the group, an offshoot of Extinction Rebellion, blocked roads and bridges in the capital every day in OctoberCredit: LNPPolice say they have reports of protesters on the motorway gantries at junction 6, one between junctions 8-9, one between junctions 13-12 southbound and one between junctions 13-14.
Photos shows rows of traffic stuck on the motorway as cops try to deal with the situation.
A Surrey police spokersperson said: “For the safety of everyone involved National Highways has made the decision to shut the road from junctions 6-7 northbound on the M25.
“Please avoid the area if possible.”
Meanwhile Essex Police have also been responding to protestors on Junction 30.
They say arrests have already been made – and are asking the public not to intervene.
It comes just hours after we revealed the mastermind behind Just Stop Oil was nicked last night after The Sun blew the whistle on their plot to block the motorway network.
Roger Hallam, 56, was being questioned after we told police his group were planning to scale motorway gantries on the M25 today and bring traffic to a standstill.
Two more activists were also arrested last night.
And in another victory for the people by The Sun, National Highways yesterday secured a High Court injunction to prevent protesters disrupting the road.
Hallam’s arrest came after we infiltrated a meeting on Wednesday and passed on recordings to police of the hardline green campaigners’ plot.
We were then invited to join the Met’s Territorial Support Group as officers smashed through Hallam’s front door at his flat in Kennington, South London.
He was not at home but bags of evidence, including a laptop, were removed.
The Met Police later confirmed a 56-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit public nuisance.
Hallam was still in custody last night. Assistant Commissioner Matt Twist said: “Our investigation has reason to suspect the Just Stop Oil group intend to disrupt major motorway networks which would risk serious harm to the public, with reckless action to obstruct the public on a large scale.”
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