Traffic chaos as M4 and M1 blocked by eco-warriors and furious driver rips signs from their hands

TWO motorways were plunged into chaos by a mob of eco-warriors this morning after they were banned from the M25.

Activists from Insulate Britain stormed the M4 and glued themselves to the M1 during rush hour before a frustrated driver ripped a sign from their hands and lobbed it into some bushes.

They targeted Junction 3 of the M4 near Heathrow Airport and the M1 at Junction 1 at Brent Cross, north London.

Around shameless 30 protesters joined the demonstration in their tenth protest in a matter of weeks.

Some chained themselves together as they brandished banners in the middle of the road, while others glued themselves to the surface and even each other.

The troop included eight people released from police custody on Thursday after blocking the M25, and others who were arrested earlier this week.

Drivers stuck in the hold-up quickly lost patience, with one seen ripping signs away from Insulate Britain protestors.

Other motorists sounded their horns in an attempt to get them to budge.

The climate group were in position for around 15 minutes before police started dragging them away.

They are demanding that the government insulates Britain’s homes, starting with those of the poorest people in the country.   

A spokesperson for Insulate Britain said: "It’s incomprehensible that the government is continuing to delay action on home insulation when we urgently need to cut our carbon emissions, eliminate fuel poverty and help hard working families with their rising energy bills.

"Added to which industry is crying out for the government to show some leadership and get behind a national retrofitting strategy.

"Come on Boris: get on with the job."

It follows yesterday's mayhem on the M25 when the shameless blockheads staged a sit-in at Junction 30 near Thurrock in Essex – defying a High Court injunction.

Furious lorry drivers blasted their horns as the campaigners sat down before cops moved in and made several arrests.

Transport Secretary slammed the group as "idiotic"following their action on Wednesday.

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