After serving time in prison, the activist for Insulate Britain felt “empowered to take any future action.”


After serving time in prison, the activist for Insulate Britain felt “emboldened to take any future action.”

INSULATE Britain activist Louis Mckechnie said his time in prison for protesting climate change “emboldened me to take any future action regardless of whether prison is a consequence.”

In November of last year, the Insulate Britain campaigner was sentenced to three months in prison for violating a government injunction prohibiting the organization from blocking busy roads and highways such as the M25.

Throughout the autumn, the Extinction Rebellion offshoot group staged a series of protests, causing major traffic disruptions.

Mr Mckechnie expressed little regret for his actions during the interview on LBC, saying, “I absolutely won’t back down from taking future action.”

“Already speaking, you didn’t have any problems from the other prisoners, which had been your fear,” LBC reporter Rachel Venables said.

“No, I had no problems,” Mr Mckechnie said. “I was so surprised that I was terrified of going to prison.”

“At this point, if the stakes were high enough, I would be perfectly willing to risk prison.”

“So this is your prison experience, has it made you willing to go back?” the LBC journalist inquired.

“My time in prison has emboldened me to take any future action,” Mr Mckechnie said.

“And would you go again? Will you go back with Insulate Britain?” Ms Venables asked.

“Well, I’m not sure what’s going on with Insulate Britain right now,” Mr Mckechnies explained.

“We’re still waiting for the Government to respond, but I’m not backing down from taking further action.”

“Whatever comes up, I guess,” Mr Mckechnie added.

“So Insulate Britain say to you, on the first of March, we’re going again,” Ms Venables said.

“Are you with us? What would you say?” “We’re going to be on the M25, we’re going to break the injunction, are you with us?”

“I’ll be there, yeah!” Mr Mckechnie said.

“Even though you’ve just been in prison,” Ms Venables added.

“Absolutely!” said Mr Mckechnie, “I believe that if we can save these 8,000 – 30,000 lives lost each year due to fuel poverty, we’ll be able to save a lot of lives.”

“For that, I would spend the rest of my life in prison.”

The Metropolitan Police have spent £4 million responding to road disruptions caused by Insulate Britain activists who protest by blocking busy, dangerous roads, according to government reports.

When speaking about Insulate Britain activists, Ken Marsh, the Chairman of the Met Police Federation, slammed protestors.

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