'Only gave them a nudge’ Mother who rammed Insulate Britain protesters lashes out

Last week, video footage emerged of a furious mother who drove into Insulate Britain activists with her Range Rover after they blocked the road as she attempted to take her 11-year-old son to school. Sherrilyn Speid, 34, from Purfleet, Essex has been identified as the motorist in the video who confronted the activists and has laughed off the clash.

The footage originates from the morning of October 13 when the group of 40 eco-protestors staged a sit-down demonstration blocking the road by traffic lights at junction 31 of the M25 near the Dartford Crossing.

Filmed by an onlooker, it shows a woman believed to be Ms Speid seen getting out of the Range Rover to confront the protesters.

In the video, you can hear the mum blasting the eco-mob for disrupting her journey to her child’s school before she later snatches a banner branding the group’s name from their hands.

She yells: “Get out the way! I am not joking. My son needs to get to school.

“Move out the way now!”

After they refused to move she then nudged her Range Rover towards them – causing one to scream out in panic.

Speaking of her actions with MailOnline, Ms Speid said: “I was just standing up for my son. I’m very passionate about that.

“I just wanted to get him to school. We’re going through a pandemic – they’ve had enough time off already.”

Sherrilyn also took to Instagram to comment on the video, which was released by Insulate Britain and shared widely on Twitter.

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“She will always stand up for herself and her loved ones.

“We’ve all seen the video and knew it was her straight away.

“She would do anything for her son.”

Earlier this year Sherrilyn participated in a magazine interview, where she referred to her son as “’my biggest motivation”.

She said: “He’s such an inspiration to me because of his positive, optimistic nature and his will to keep going and never give up.

“If I’m having an off day, he will say ‘let’s say some positive affirmations, go for a run or use a mindfulness app’.”

She also added that her “purpose in life” was to “support and empower others”.

It comes after news that an injunction to ban Insulate Britain protesters from holding demonstrations on London’s roads has been extended.

Protestors from the group also have three other injunctions against them, which were granted to National Highways.

They are banned from demonstrations on the M25, around the Port of Dover and on major roads around London.

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