Police are appealing for information following protests held around M25 yesterday morning (September 13).
The protests were held by members of Insulate Britain, a group that calls for the government to insulate homes across Britain by 2030 for the environment.
The protesters caused mass disruption to many during morning rush hour yesterday as the M25 and M20 both saw huge delays.
The disruption overtook vast swathes of the M25, causing chaos on J6, J20, J3, J31 and at J14 at Heathrow.
In videos circulating on social media, the protesters were seen clashing with irritated drivers and some protesters were even dragged away by motorists.
Overall, 35 people were arrested on suspicion of various offences, including public nuisance, obstructing the highway, and conspiracy to cause danger to road users.
They were taken to custody, with 15 released on conditional bail while the rest have been released under investigation pending further enquiries.
Today, Surrey Police are asking witnesses to come forward to help with the investigation.
Detective Inspector Chris Friday said: “The M25 was closed at junction 6 and junction 14, resulting in congestion and considerable delays for motorists.
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“Protestors ignored police requests to move on, so we took robust action to enable the motorway to be reopened and to remove those causing obstructions.
“A number of people were taken into custody and enquiries are progressing. However, we would like to appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any dashcam footage to come forward as you may be able to help us progress our investigation.”
“We would also like to thank all those motorists who got caught up in the delays while we dealt with the incident to ensure it was brought to a safe and satisfactory conclusion.”
To report information, contact Surrey Police quoting reference PR/P21197171.
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