Drivers furious as eco mob blocks A4 and M25 Dartford Crossing remains shut after idiot protesters climbed masts

Drivers furious as eco mob blocks A4 and M25 Dartford Crossing remains shut after idiot protesters climbed masts

DRIVERS were furious this morning when eco-activists blocked another road after shutting a major M25 bridge. 

The 26 protesters glued themselves to the tarmac and used lock-ons to avoid being forced off.

Eco activists blocked a major road in London today during rush hour
Eco activists blocked a major road in London today during rush hourCredit: AFP
Police arrested 26 protesters this morning
Police arrested 26 protesters this morningCredit: Jamie Lashmar / Story Picture Agency
The QE2  Bridge Crossing also remained closed after two protesters climbed up
The QE2  Bridge Crossing also remained closed after two protesters climbed upCredit: UkNewsinPictures

Activists walked out onto the A4 road outside Baron’s Court tube station, West London, at around 7.45am today. It blocked one of the main roads into the capital during rush hour. 

Met Police officers removed and arrested them. The road was reopened in both ways after just under two hours.

Meanwhile, the QEII Bridge at the M25’s Dartford Crossing, used by 160,000 vehicles daily, remained closed today more than 24 hours after two activists climbed the 275ft masts and dangled off it.

This morning queues reached at least an hour in both directions as bridge designer Morgan Trowland, 39, and teacher Marcus, 33, refused to come down.

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Tailbacks were also stretched at least three-and-a-half mile queues as drivers tried to find alternative routes.

A Just Stop Oil spokesperson said today: “Ordinary people are right to be upset, frustrated, irritated, angry – their lives have been disrupted.”

Thousands of commuters were hit with miserable two-hour delays and six mile queues yesterday. 

Drivers were late for job interviews, ambulances had to be rerouted and workers failed to get to their jobs in time.

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Today marks the 18th consecutive day of environmental group Just Stop Oil’s protests, which have involved road blocks and vandalism.

More than 450 activists have been arrested so far.

Last week their blockade in Knightsbridge, West London, stopped a sick baby from getting to hospital.

A furious taxi driver also told a group of eco-yobs that they were blocking people from getting to hospital in Park Lane, Central London, on Sunday.

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The group’s protesters also spray painted the Met Police’s HQ at Scotland Yard, while two others threw tomato soup over Vincent Van Gough’s work Sunflowers.

Yesterday the group vowed to return every day until its demands to axe new oil and gas are met.

Queues were lasting at least an hour for commuters by the Dartford Crossing today
Queues were lasting at least an hour for commuters by the Dartford Crossing todayCredit: UkNewsinPictures

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Ed Southgate

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