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"Lovely to feel the sun:" Insulate Britain members released from jail

INSULATE BRITAIN activist Emma Smart has vowed to continue protesting as long as “the government fails people” following her release from jail today.

Ms Smart was among six members of the climate action group released from jail this morning following a four-month sentence handed down in November for breaking an injunction blocking protests on several motorways. 

People cheered as Ms Smart and retired GP Diana Warner, who was also released today, exited HMP Bronzefield in Surrey. 

Ms Smart told reporters it was a “beautiful day” and that it was “lovely to have the sun on me.”

The ecologist launched a 26-day hunger strike during her sentence. Despite her stint behind bars, Ms Smart said she would “not stop” her activism. 

“As long as our government is continuing to fail and betray our people in both a climate crisis, a fuel crisis, a crisis of ordinary people dying, then I will continue to protest.”

Another member of the group, Ben Taylor, remains in prison serving a six-month sentence. 


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