Protesting and rioting has unfortunately become commonplace in recent years. Civil strife has led to both sides taking to the streets, apparently to stand up against things like racism and abortion.
Climate change is another typical protesting topic, and it continues to rile people up across the world. The protesting certainly isn’t limited to the United States.
But one group of global warming activists didn’t expect what happened — now they might think twice before blocking a street again.
It happened at a street junction in Dartford Crossing in London on Wednesday: about 40 members of “Insulate Britain” picked that spot for their latest protest.
The group simply sat down in the middle of the junction and refused to move. They held signs demanding insulation for Britain’s social housing, which is a major issue in the country right now.
However, it wasn’t long before the protesters had a problem.
Ticked-off drivers weren’t happy with people blocking the road, and many said they were disrupting fuel deliveries. That’s when some drivers opted to take matters into their own hands.
Videos quickly started to surface online, showing some drivers dragging protesters off the road:
Irate drivers can be seen hauling the activists off, and even tearing up their signs and throwing them away.
One driver told LBC News that the protesters had interrupted more than just deliveries, too, saying he’d lost his chance at a job interview because they were in the way.
He also added, “None of them work, they’re all retired!”
Another angry citizen yelled: “Why aren’t you at work? Why are you just sitting there, please just move. You self-satisfied p***!”
One mother told LBC she was unable to get her 11-year-old son to school, but it was clear the protesters weren’t about to disperse entirely until the police showed up.
It took authorities about an hour and a half to arrive, but when they got there they arrested many of the activists. All told, Essex Police took in 35 people at two separate protests that day.
Insulate Britain has evidently been causing lots of problems in that nation in the past year.
The Evening Standard said this was the 13th time in just one month that the group had created some sort of disturbance. But this time, the citizens weren’t going to stand for it.
As stated earlier, we’re seeing protests and riots hit unprecedented levels, both within the U.S. and across the globe.
However, this level of unrest is bound to cause problems for many innocent bystanders, and seriously disrupt the daily way of life. Many people will only tolerate this for so long.
As these videos show, things can get awfully fiery when the two sides clash.
- A group of protesters from “Insulate Britain” blocked a road in London.
- Angry drivers quickly reacted, dragging some of the activists off the street and trashing their signs.
- Insulate Britain has reportedly caused 13 disturbances in only one month’s time.
Source: The Blaze