A St Albans woman has been involved in protests that brought traffic to a standstill on the M25.

A number of incidents took place in Hertfordshire yesterday (Monday, November 7), with protests re-starting this morning (Tuesday, November 8).

Protesters from Just Stop Oil have both climbed and secured themselves to gantries multiple junctions of the M25.

24-year-old Louise Harris - from St Albans - was among them.


Incidents took place at Junction 20 for Kings Langley, Junction 21A for Bricket Wood and Junction 22 for London Colney.

In a statement, Hertfordshire police confirmed that seven individuals were arrested yesterday.

Multiple others have been arrested during separate incidents across the M25.

Superintendent Sue Jameson said: "We responded quickly, however the complexities of the incident meant it took some time to resolve safely and responsibly.

Herts Advertiser: Heavy traffic can be seen at Junction 20 for Kings Langley today.Heavy traffic can be seen at Junction 20 for Kings Langley today. (Image: National Highways)

"Seven arrests were made in total, with their specialist equipment seized.

“It goes without saying that the actions of those arrested are totally unacceptable – not only is it incredibly dangerous but it also causes disruption and inconvenience to people who are simply trying to go about their daily lives.

“We understand the frustration and would like to reassure the public that we have robust plans in place and are doing all that we can to minimise the disruption and allow us to make arrests as quickly as we possibly can. 

"Thank you very much for your patience whilst we dealt with these incidents."