Climate activists crossed the line with roadblocks, says minister

Climate activists crossed the line with roadblocks, says minister

Kit Malthouse draws contrast between causing disruption and causing damage, as crackdown is announced

Climate change protesters “crossed the line” between their right to protest and their responsibility towards the rest of the public when they caused huge tailbacks by blocking three key London roads on Monday, the policing minister, Kit Malthouse, has said.

New measures will be announced to crack down on protesters who target road networks and critical national infrastructure, which “is of a different scale of damage than you would otherwise find with a normal protest”, the junior minister said.

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