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Climate activists who gridlocked London have crossed the line, minister says By Reuters


© Reuters. FILE PHOTO – Kit Malthouse, Britain’s Minister at the Home Office, arrives in London on September 17th, 2021. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

LONDON, (Reuters) – Climate activists blocking major roads to London have crossed the line. Britain’s policing ministry said Tuesday that new measures would be announced shortly to combat those who attempt to undermine critical infrastructure.

Kit Malthouse said that, while protest is something we value, it’s important to distinguish between creating disruption from causing damage. Kit Malthouse was a junior minister of interior responsible for police.

He stated that protesters “have crossed the line between exercising the right they have and their responsibility towards us all.” He said, “Something must be done. We’re going be announcing several new measures.”

Insulate Britain campaigners, who want the government to provide insulation to 29 million homes in Britain, blocked off busy roads to the city Monday. It caused massive tailbacks and chaotic traffic jams for drivers.

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