M25 Blocked as Climate Protesters Declare It ‘Site of Civil Resistance’ After Hottest Day In History

declaring the London Orbital motorway a "site of civil resistance" following record-breaking temperatures on Tuesday.

The group has said it is aiming to block the motorway from Wednesday until Friday

Demanding the UK government immediately ends licensing and consents for the exploration, development and production of fossil fuels in the UK.

In a statement, the force said: “We’re dealing with a protest on the M25 just past junction 10 of the anti-clockwise carriageway this morning. Three lanes are currently closed, causing miles of tailbacks.

They added “We will keep you informed of further updates. In the meantime please avoid the area.”

On Wednesday morning, the group said it had stopped traffic in three places by climbing onto the gantries that support overhead signs, forcing the police to close sections of the motorway.

The group has issued a statement saying the record heatwave is "without doubt the most important moment in UK history".

The group accused the government of being "criminals", who they said were "overseeing the destruction of everything that is needed for society and the state to function".