ECO protesters have canceled a series of planned raves on the roads this weekend as wild weather warnings remain in place after Storm Eunice.
Insulate Britain activists were preparing to unite with anarchist groups to party around the M25 at midday today.
But the demo was reportedly canceled by bad weather as the UK braces for more wind and snow this weekend in the wake of Eunice.
The 4 p.m. rave – which would have seen four themed music stages set up at unnamed locations on the M25 – has now been rescheduled for April 2 at noon.
The protests were aimed at highlighting developments regarding rising oil and gas prices and the cost of living crisis in general.
Dancing eco-warriors face jail for breaking a ban on protests in London’s Orbit.
The ‘Staying Alive on the M25’ party was set up via Facebook – with around 430 people vowing to attend the ‘biggest party of 2022’.
Insulate Britain, which staged road blockades last year, said it was not the instigator of the raves but was “inspired by the countryside”.
A spokesperson said: ‘We are aware that Insulate Britain supporters will be in attendance.
Tory MP Jonathan Gullis said: “Once again a minority of crusty wokerati are ready to put others at risk by doing something totally reckless on one of the country’s busiest motorways.
“This will cause chaos for thousands of families returning home after a break after two difficult years.
“These middle-class hippies are determined to impose extremist green ideals on people, no matter how badly that will make working people.”
Dr Paul Stott, of the Policy Exchange think tank, said: ‘Rave will cause misery for drivers and a diversion of resources.’
Data shows that 16 protesters were recently jailed and 18 were given suspended sentences.
Ahead of protests planned for Saturday, Nicola Bell, of Highways England, said: ‘We will work with the police and other partners to limit the effects of the protests.