Kent Police officers have arrested 11 people at the scene of a protest at Junction 3 of the M25.

The incident on the Swanley Interchange roundabout began at around 7.30am today (Wednesday 29 September 2021), with those in taking part having glued their hands to the road surface.

Officers attended and within an hour had arrested those present on suspicion of obstructing the highway, conspiracy to commit public nuisance and criminal damage.

The roundabout remained closed until around 8.50am to enable National Highways to make the road surface safe.

UPDATE

A second protest has resulted in Kent Police officers arresting another 16 people making a total of 27 arrests.

11 protesters were arrested at Junction 3 of the M25 at around 7.30am on Wednesday, 29 September 2021. It is reported they had glued themselves to the road surface and they were arrested on suspicion of obstructing the highway and conspiracy to commit criminal damage.

Later, at 12.54pm, officers were alerted to a protest at the Swanley roundabout, M25, it was reported individuals had glued themselves to the road.

Officers arrived on the scene within three minutes of the report and arrested 16 people on suspicion of obstructing the highway and conspiracy to commit criminal damage.

All 27 people are currently in police custody.

By Ed

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