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Protesters who glued themselves on to the M25 have been arrested.

Kent Police confirmed this morning that 21 people have been arrested for obstructing the highways at junctions 1A and 1B this morning.

When KentOnline contacted Insulate Britain a spokesman confirmed all of those protesting in Dartford had been arrested.

Highways Officers are now working with police to get traffic moving again as quickly as possible. The road reopened at around 1.20pm.

This is the second day protesters have arrived on the motorway as part of their campaign to improve the insulation of Britain's homes.

Shane Collins from Insulate Britain, said: "Unfortunately the other methods of writing letters, of voting once every four years, of campaigning are just not having the desired effect.

"The government, whilst it has good targets for 2050, we are not hitting the milestones to get to those targets."

Shane Collins from Insulate Britain

Instead Shane adds we are going in "completely the opposite direction".

"There's a huge road building programme," he said. "Pretty much every airport in the country wants to expand.

"The government is giving licences to new coal fields and new oil exploration."

Further around the M25 at Junction 25 in Hertfordshire the Met Police cleared another group protestors, three of which had glued themselves to the road.

The junction was cleared by 11.20am and police made 14 arrests for obstructing the public highway.

A further three people have been arrested across the country on suspicion of orchestrating the protest.

Read more: All the latest news from Dartford

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