Mum drives car into climate protesters in dramatic stand-off

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A woman deliberately hit protesters with her car after yelling at them to move, while they sat on the road for a demonstration.

Insulate Britain, a campaign group which is calling for the UK Government to fund a national home insulation programme, shared the video of the stand-off to social media.

In the video, demonstrators aligned with the campaign are sitting on road, holding an 'insulate Britain' sign and people can be heard off camera yelling for them to be pushed off the road.

Then, a black SUV pulls up right behind the group of protesters and a woman opens the door and starts telling the protestors to move.

A woman nudged her car into protesters sitting on the road in England. Source: Insulate Britain
A woman nudged her car into protesters sitting on the road in England. Source: Insulate Britain

"I'm not joking, my son needs to get to school," the woman says.

"Move out the way now. My son is 11 and he needs to get to school."

One of the protesters calmly said they understood her son needed to get to school and tried to explain they were protesting, while the woman continues to yell about her son needing to get to school.

The woman then gets into her car and drives forward, pushing two of the protesters sitting in front of the car along the road.

One of the protesters yells out in pain, while more demonstrators gather around the car, defying the woman's wishes.

The woman gets out of the car again and continues yelling at the protesters.

Speaking to GB News, Sherrilyn Speid, the woman who drove her SUV into protesters said she was "fuming" they got in her way.

"I was absolutely fuming that they was in the road, blocking me from taking my son to school and going to work, how dare they have the audacity to think that that's acceptable to do something like that," she said.

Ms Speid explained she works for herself, so if she doesn't work, she doesn't get paid and stated her son "deserves" an education.

She claims she got out of the car and "nicely" asked them to move, she also said the protesters were "actually rude" and laughed at her.

"There must be better ways that they can protest, I'm all up for change, I embrace change. I don't mind that, I don't mind protests, but the way that they're doing it is," she said.

Sherrilyn Speid said she asked the protesters to move nicely and claims they laughed at her. Source: GB News via The Independent
Sherrilyn Speid said she asked the protesters to move nicely and claims they laughed at her. Source: GB News via The Independent

Insulate Britain is demanding the prime minister and government to "face up to their responsibility and lead the country through the climate crisis".

"The UK government must immediately promise to fully fund and take responsibility for the insulation of all social housing in Britain," the campaign says on its website.

"We demand a national home insulation strategy that gives British people the justice they deserve: a future for our loved ones, lower energy bills and safer living conditions.

"We are scared: our livelihoods are at risk, and the futures of our children are uncertain. The Climate Crisis is a threat to all: we demand the government to act now."

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