Official Calls Protesters ‘Criminals,’ Will Toughen Laws Against Disruptions They Create

British Home Secretary Priti Patel fought back Tuesday against protesters, promising harsher laws and penalties for the “criminals” and their disruptive demonstrations, the Associated Press reported.

Multiple times during the last month, protesters with the group Insulate Britain—which wants homes to be more energy-efficient—have glued themselves to the highway pavement and stopped traffic by sitting in the middle of roads and bridges.

Patel called the protestors “criminals” and said the government would “close down the legal loopholes” they use.

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