News and Star readers have shared their anger as protestors blocked one of Britain’s busiest motorways.

More than 70 protestors from Insulate Britain stepped out onto the M25’s slip roads and the motorway carriageway itself in a number of locations in a coordinated protest on Monday morning at 7am.

They said they poured blue paint onto the road, so it will require cleaning and add more disruption for motorists.

On successive days last week members of Insulate Britain, a climate change campaign group aligned with Extinction Rebellion, sat down on the M25, blocking traffic.

Fiona Atkinson who is part of Extinction Rebellion in Carlisle said: "Actions will continue until the government makes a meaningful commitment to insulate all of Britain’s 29 million leaky homes by 2030 and all social housing by 2025.

Not just angry about the state of housing, Ms Atkinson continued: "On Sunday, Insulate Britain wrote to the Highways Agency and the police forces responsible for the M25 network, informing them that the campaign would continue at 7am today.

"The letter contained a request that the Highways Agency review their previous decision not to reduce speed limits on the motorway during the protest.

On the News and Star’s Facebook page, readers have added their opinions on the planned protests. Diane Webb said: “Seriously something needs to be done to prevent these people from doing this.”

Tore Pi recalls how the last protest of similar motives could have ended someone’s life. She shared: “Last time the M25 was blocked for this a woman was paralysed by a stroke because she was delayed for six hours on the way to hospital for treatment and organ transporters were held up putting their transplant viability at risk. Protests like this should never inconvenience ordinary people like that - punch up, not down.”

Mark Dudley continued: “Why are they not getting arrested? Highways England warn that it is illegal for pedestrians to be on motorways or slip roads unless there is an emergency.”