ECO-yobs have blocked the M25 again – with Just Stop Oil protestors forcing the Dartford Tunnel to close after The Sun helped foil their plot yesterday.
On Monday 23 campaigners were nicked after scaling the metal frames, hoping to disrupt journeys for tens of thousands of motorists.
Today the mob have targeted the Dartford Tunnel – used by thousands of commuters every morning.
A spokseperson for Essex Police said: “We are currently on scene at the north-bound track of the M25 at the Dartford River Crossing where a protester has climbed on to the gantry at junction 31.
“Dartford tunnel and two lanes are closed. We are working as quickly as we can to keep you moving.”
It’s thought there are currently hour delays and five miles of congestion on the approach.
Meanwhile Herts Police are at Junction 20 where more yobs have also halted traffic.
And Surrey police have revealed the busy motorway is closed in both directions between J7 Merstham and J8 Reigate.
Yesterday they glued and locked themselves on to sign structures at 13 locations from 7.30am, having boasted it would be “biggest demonstration in British history”.
But six forces from across the South East created a ring of steel around London’s orbital motorway, used by up to 200,000 motorists every day.
Specialist teams were already in place, including officers with climbing equipment and cherry pickers so any protesters could be quickly removed.
Met Police Assistant Commissioner Matt Twist said the climate change group’s action was further curtailed in its scope by the advance arrests of seven suspected ringleaders after a Sun investigation revealed their plans.
He added: “It could have been a whole lot worse.
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“This was a very significant and coordinated effort to cause massive disruption to the entirety of the M25.”
Suspected mastermind Roger Hallam, 56, was one of three people held on Sunday following our undercover investigation.
A further four people were held in a pre-dawn raid at an address in South London yesterday.