Judge is ‘inspired’ by Insulate Britain’ protesters as he fines them for M25 demonstration
Sky News says Insulate Britain protesters have been praised by a judge who fined them for a demonstration that blocked part of the M25 last year.
The group pleaded guilty to wilful obstruction of free passage after they disrupted the journeys of an estimated 18,000 drivers by sitting across Junction 3 on the M25 on 29 September.
Ian Bates, 63, Karen Matthews, 60, and Biff Whipster, 54, were told by District Judge Stephen Leake at Crawley Magistrates’ Court that they had “inspired” him after they spoke about their climate concerns while representing themselves in court.
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