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Jailed Insulate Britain activist vows to continue hunger strike until demands are met

A CLIMATE activist jailed last week for blockading roads with Insulate Britain entered her fifth day of hunger strike today.

Emma Smart, 44, was among nine Insulate Britain members to be sent to prison last Wednesday after breaking an injunction banning them from blocking major roads.  

She has vowed to continue her hunger strike, started on the first day of her sentence at HMP Bronzefield, Ashford, until Prime Minister Boris Johnson agrees to the campaigners’ demands to insulate Britain’s leaky homes. 

“I am doing the only thing I can do,” she said. “I have stopped eating in solidarity with those who will have to make the choice between heating and eating this winter because of our government’s cowardice.”

Four temporary injunctions have been granted to ban protests during a months-long campaign by Insulate Britain to block major roads during rush hour. 

Her husband, Andy Smith, said his wife has become a political prisoner, and more than a hundred protesters were arrested at the weekend for blocking Lambeth Bridge in central London in solidarity with the nine jailed activists. 

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