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Piers Morgan sparks heated backlash by joking people should ‘drive over’ M25 protestors

Piers Morgan knows how to rile up social media fans and his latest remark has sparked heated backlash with followers on Twitter.

A former Good Morning Britain star joked that motorists should ‘drive up’ protestors along the motorway.

He clashed violently with environmental activists for suggesting that motorists should continue driving if they are confronted by a roadblock of Insultate Britain protestors blocking the Port of Dover.

Yesterday, the TV star shared a video on Twitter of a news agency reporting the confrontation between protestors and those involved in the chaos along the A20.



Piers Morgan has been hit with more backlash over his controversial comments
Piers Morgan has been hit with more backlash over his controversial comments

The 56-year-old wrote: ”Just drive over them. Piers Morgan has been hit with more backlash over his controversial comments. Win-win.

The comment was made along with LBC’s video that showed protestors sitting in a road while holding a banner, as traffic is brought halt near the Channel crossing.

It’s the latest clash between protests across the southeast and Essex. This includes the M25 where campaigners held onto the tarmac last week to keep them from being moved.



Insulate Britain have been taking part in protests on busy roads including the M25
Insulate Britain have been taking part in protests on busy roads including the M25

One parent also shared her concern about the recent events and said: ”Do you realise you’re actually losing the cause because I would have supported you, but I’ve got children who are supposed to going to school. Education is much more important right now than this.”

However, when Piers shared his controversial remark his strong views were hit with a heated backlash from environmentalists.



Piers sparked heated debate when he shared the 'joke'
Piers sparked heated debate when he shared the ‘joke’

One responded: “Shameful thing to say. You may not like what they are doing but there is a very real issue that they are bringing to the fore.”

Another wrote: ”There are also other very real issues that are affected by their actions.”

A third penned: ”Well if any more of the loons run out onto the M25 being run over is a very real possibility isn’t it.”

The protestors and Piers are not strangers. Piers, along with Liam Norton (The Insulate Britain activist), got into an argument on Good Morning Britain – where Piers used work.

After news anchors mentioned that Liam was a passenger in traffic who had a stroke. The conversation quickly became heated.

The campaigner stormed off-set and was later compared with Piers’ famous walk off-set in ITV’s earlier this year.

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Piers Morgan sparks heated backlash by joking people should 'drive over' M25 protestors
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