Meet the activists behind the M25 protests – Insulate Britain Documentary

Insulate Britain, an offshoot of Extinction Rebellion, presents a strange conundrum. Where XR aimed to build a broad-based coalition of support, Insulate Britain’s campaign of civil disobedience targeting commuters at rush hour in and around London seems explicitly designed to alienate as many ordinary people as possible.

Since its campaign began in September, footage of Insulate Britain activists being shouted at or dragged off the roads by angry motorists has gone viral, overshadowing the group’s core demands that the Government pay to retrofit insulation to Britain’s unusually draughty housing stock.

Read Aris’ full piece on UnHerd here: unherd.com/inside-insulate-britain

00:00 – 00:31 – Introduction
00:31 – 01:03 – Aris Roussinos meets Insulate Britain
01:03 – 04:28 – Behind the scenes with Insulate Britain activists
04:28 – 06:56 – The activists discuss their tactics
06:56 – 07:21 – So who are Insulate Britain?
07:21 – 09:05 – The London protest begins
09:05 – 13:10 – Commuters and cyclists engage with Insulate Britain
13:10 – 14:58 – Police arrive, Insulate Britain activists arrested
14:58 – 16:13 – Susie is arrested and explains why she protests
16:13 – 17:19 – The Insulate Britain protest on Southwark Bridge wraps up
17:19 – 18:03 – Final thoughts