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Fuming motorists chuck ink at Insulate Britain protesters as they block A40

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Fuming motorists have drenched Insulate Britain protesters in ink today as the activists once again blocked London's roads during this morning's rush hour.

The eco warriors decided to target both the A40 and M25 today, but were met with fierce resistance from commuters.

Pictures from the scene on the A40 show gloomy activists with deep blue ink trickling down their faces and hi-vis uniforms.

One of the inked activists, 77-year-old retired doctor Christian, told the Metro that the inking was "unpleasant" but not painful.

He said: "The whole thing is sad, it is sad that we have to do this.

"I’ve spent my whole life trying to help people and I’m reduced to having to do this because the Government won’t address the problem adequately, basically."

Footage from the A40 showed one angry motorist ripping away the group's banners, demanding they "get out the road" before encouraging others stuck in the traffic to assist his removal efforts.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: ''The Met is aware of Insulate Britain activists blocking the road at the A40 junction with Gypsy Lane in North Acton.

''Officers were promptly on the scene. Traffic has had to be diverted for the safety of all. We'll share updates soon."

This comes as Insulate Britain intensified their tactics this week, with some activists gluing their hands, faces and feet to busy rush hour roads.

The glue was out again today as activists stuck themselves to a road near the Dartford tunnel and the M25, thus obstructing traffic from Essex to London.

Yesterday the group warned the public not use the M25 this morning and asked motorists to reduce their speed on the vital road to 20mph.

On Monday, one protester had to be forcibly unglued after sticking his cheek to the road at the corner of Camomile Street and Bishopsgate in the City of London.

He was eventually carried into a police van by two officers.

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