Insulate Britain have a simple demand – for the government to get on with its promise to roll-out insulation for social housing in the UK. This would have tremendous benefits for people facing fuel poverty, it would create jobs, and it reduces carbon emissions. These demands appear to be popular, achievable, and they address several issues at once.
With no response from the government to initial contacts, activists are planning a series of bold civil disobedience actions which began this morning with several roadblocks, bringing parts of the M25 to a standstill across the south east.
Officers from five police forces made nearly 100 arrests and the protests made national news and trended across social media.
Despite the arrests, according to those involved the civil disobedience will continue until the government makes some serious promises.
Watch this space.