Insulate Britain protester begs for money from the public to pay his rent while in jail for breaching M25 injunction

Oliver Roc, Insulate Britain protester arrested for breaking M25 injunction
Oliver Roc, Insulate Britain protester arrested for breaking M25 injunction

Oliver Roc was one of nine campaigners sentenced for ignoring an order to stop blocking the M25 and is now asking for money from behind bars

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Insulate Britain protester Oliver Roc who was jailed for causing mayhem to the country's roads is pleadeding for Brits' money to pay his rent while he is behind bars.

Roc was one of nice campaigners handed prison sentences earlier this month after ignoring an order to stop blocking the M25.

Insulate Britain activists Tim Speers, Roman Paluch, Emma Smart, Ben Taylor, James Thomas, (front row left to right) Louis McKechnie, Ana Heyatawin and Oliver Rock have been jailed -
Insulate Britain activists Tim Speers, Roman Paluch, Emma Smart, Ben Taylor, James Thomas, (front row left to right) Louis McKechnie, Ana Heyatawin and Oliver Rock have been jailed -

And now the 41-year-old's sister Isabel has told supporters he's got no savings and can't afford to pay his rent.

Despite calculating his rent at £700 a month, Isabel is asking for almost £8,000 - enough to pay for the flat for almost a year.

She has stated anything extra raised will go to helping the other Insulate Britain campaigners who were also imprisoned if they need it.

Roc, from Twyford in Berkshire, is likely to serve just two months - half of his sentence - behind bars.

Isabel said: “We desperately need to cover Olly's rent while he is in prison, also a couple of months after for him to get back on his feet.

“My kind hearted, generous, morally upstanding brother Oliver has been sentenced to four months in prison, serving a minimum of two for his part in the Insulate Britain Campaign.

“Olly acted to protect the most vulnerable in society, to create a safer world for future generations, and for this he is being punished."