Half-term traffic chaos as Insulate Britain block road near M25 Dartford Crossing and A40 in West London

A MOB of Insulate Britain eco-zealots have blocked a road close to the Dartford Crossing – as their second day of half-term travel chaos kicks off.

Hard-working Brits are already stuck behind protesters who set up a barricade at a roundabout close to Britain's busiest motorway today.

As today's demonstration kicked off, Insulate Britain campaigner Tracey Mallaghan was asked by Good Morning Britain's Richard Madeley about the harm their M25 chaos could cause.

Richard asked: "What if someone dies on the M25 today as a direct result of these protests? What about the families of those who died?"

Tearful Tracey – whose voice trembled throughout the interview – replied: "I'm going to cry. As I have done many days for this campaign. I hate it, I hate disrupting people.  I hate it.

"But what I hate more is that I can't get into a space and have a serious conversation about what our children face."

She blasted the media for asking her questions about "individuals" and not "children's futures" and praised the group's controversial ringleader Liam Norton for storming off GMB when he appeared on the show last month.

It comes after a woman was paralysed by a stroke while sitting in traffic caused by Insulate Britain September.

The mum's son – who was driving her to the hospital – said he was forced to "watch his mother slip away".


The controversial mob promised to pause their tirade of miserable sit-ins until October 25.

And they were back with a vengeance on Monday, as protesters blocked off Limehouse Causeway – a road into Canary Wharf – as well as an area close to Liverpool Street Station and Upper Thames Street.

One eco-idiot glued his own face to the road in a bizarre demonstration, before admitting: "It wasn't one of my better moves".

Matthew Tulley opted to superglue his own head directly onto the tarmac close to Liverpool Street Station.

But, speaking as scissors were used to cut of his hair, Matthew admitted the bizarre move might not have been his brightest idea.

Speaking directly from one of the barricades, Matthew told how he wanted to take "extreme action".

He told the Mirror: "They had to cut my hair by my temple because my face was totally glued. But now I've worked most of that off. But my hair is still glued.

"So with these scissors I'm trying to work off most of my hair."

Matthew – the boss off South Yorkshire-based firm Solid Carbon Storage – was one of the 52 Insulate Britain eco-zealots arrested on Monday.

When asked if he could cut his skin when trying to free himself with scissors, Matthew said: "Well you'll find out if there's blood coming out."

Drivers on Southwark Bridge were forced to pull protesters off the road themselves as they desperately tried to get to work.

Shouts of "well done, get him out the way" and "people are going to work" rang out as a member of the public swiftly intervened.

But his efforts were to no avail as the group quickly jumped back into position – causing chaos for hundreds of Londoners.

And at the Liverpool Street protest, a desperate driver screamed "I hope your family get cancer" at a set of protesters.


In a video, the unknown driver shouts: "If anyone gets cancer, please let it be people you know. So you know what it's like to have your loved ones [unable to] get treatment.

"I hope you know what it's like. My father needs treatment and you sit here doing this."

He branded the group "scum" as they stared at him, saying nothing.

"If anyone gets cancer, I hope your parents… Are your parents alive? Do you know what it's like?

"Someone trying to get treatment for cancer and you're standing here like this. People are trying to get to hospital. Of all places.

"If anyone gets cancer, please let it be your family, let you know what it feels like."

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