UK climate protesters face tougher penalties for blocking roads

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Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – Climate change protesters who have repeatedly blocked traffic on Britain’s busiest motorway face tougher sentences, including up to six months’ imprisonment, the government said on Sunday. Activists from Insulate Britain want the government to commit to providing insulation for 29 million homes. In recent weeks they have blocked slip roads, glued themselves to the road and poured paint onto the carriageway of the M25, which runs around London. The government said it would amend existing legislation to increase penalties for obstructing a highway to an unlimited fine, six mon…

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