Furious woman drives into Insulate Britain climate protesters blocking road

Shocking footage has emerged of a furious woman driving into climate protesters, claiming they were making her son late for school.

Protesters from Insulate Britain, who are calling on the UK government to insulate all social housing to protect the vulnerable, were sitting on a busy road blocking traffic when the woman in a black Range Rover pulled up behind them.

Video shows her getting out of the car and ripping a banner from two protesters and shouting at them.

"I'm not joking, my son needs to get to school. Move out the way. Move out the way now," she yells.

"My son is 11 and he needs to get to school and I need to get to work."

After they refuse to move, she gets back into her car and nudges it towards them. One protester screams as she's squeezed under the front bumper, and onlookers encourage the driver to keep going, shouting: "That's it, that's it, push them. Go on, push them."

She then gets out of the car again, shouting: "My son needs to get to school, I don't care what your f**king issue is!"

Furious woman drives into Insulate Britain climate protesters blocking road
Photo credit: Twitter / Insulate Britain

One activist told The Guardian they were just sitting on the road when she drove up really fast and shouted at them.

"We didn't move and she accelerated. We kind of got trapped under the front of her car and were being pushed forward."

The protest took place in Thurrock, Essex on October 13, but footage of the incident has only recently been posted online. The UK government has already taken out injunctions banning Insulate Britain from protesting on sections of the critical road network in London, which the protesters have already breached, The Guardian reported

If they're convicted of contempt of court for defying the orders, the activists could face up to two years in prison.