Why do so many people hate Insulate Britain? Inside the controversial protest movement

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Guardian reporter Damien Gayle spent two months with the environmental campaigners Insulate Britain as they blocked motorways, glued themselves to road networks, got arrested multiple times and defied injunctions banning them from the highways – infuriating everyone from drivers, to cyclists and presenters on breakfast TV. He finds out what drives them, how they plan for key actions, and asks what’s next after nine activists are jailed for blocking the M25

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