Disaster Extinction Rebellion threaten to shut down London - Where's a truck of peace when you need one?

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Reading their demands it looks like they’re eco-socialists, given the radical reform and ‘peoples assembly’. Like many environmentalists they see it as a great opportunity to smash capitalism and the general system.

I’m deeply concerned about the environment and I’m trying to change my lifestyle, but these protestors do very little for me. I’m sure they do care about the environment, but nothing is totally selfless and many of them I feelhave motives beyond the environment. Put it this way, if scientists came out tomorrow and said ‘sorry guys, got our figures wrong. It turns out eating meat is way better for the environment than produce’ do you really think all the vegan environmentalists will stop being vegan? Of course not. Like I said, I’m not saying it’s all a ploy and they don’t really care about the environment, just that it’s interesting how there’s only ever one solution to carbon emissions and it always involves smashing the current system entirely.
 

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Protests continued today, with more activity in London (bringing arrests to over 100) and also a protest blocking roads in Edinburgh too. Wondering if they'll spread to where I live, though I doubt it because this area has always been shit at protesting.
 
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Send out a load of double deckers with those cattle scoops, that'll clear em out. I actually saw one argue that their little protest was more important then somebody's job, which says it all, really.
 
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These are the same far left idiots that are for open borders and immigration ( increased population => pollution+ 'green house gases")
Stupid is as stupid does.
You'd think they'd be more concerned about their own extinction, but of course in their minds, all those New Britannians in Airstrip One will create an ecostate and not a carbon copy of South Asia.
 

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-47974244

They are still going at it. They seem to like gluing themselves to things.

If I go into central London in the near future, I'm gonna try to have some nail polish remover on my person. Acetone dissolves cyanoacrylate and other related adhesives. And if they're daft enough to try to epoxy-resin or hot-glue themselves to things, they deserve the burns they get for being fucking exceptional.

They had one of their number on the Today Programme this morning. Some bint called Gail Brooker (I think that was her name anyhow). She was just spouting talking points about how we're not Doing Enough About Global Warming. Even though Britain's CO2 emissions per capita are falling faster than anywhere else in Europe's. And I bet if you told her that the solution to global warming already exists and is called nuclear power, she'd screech and be all "muh Chernobyl" faster than you could say knife.

Sky News also had this specimen, Robin Boardman Pattison, in who spat his dummy and fucked off when lightly grilled by Adam Boulton. It's like he thought Rik from The Young Ones was a role model.



I bet you any money that, like (P)Rik, he's still a virgin.

Actually, Guido did some digging and reportedly found his Instacrap account where he brags about his foreign trips and general poshness. I think a thread is brewing on this character.
 

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^Please make that thread happen.

Btw he looks like his role model lies more on the Inbetweeners side.
 

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I hope the government dopes these guys up on marijuana, then takes them back to their quarantined eco friendly basements, and that for the good of the planet they don't reproduce.
 
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Climate protesters threaten Heathrow Airport 'shutdown' after more than 500 arrests

Police have told climate change protesters who plan to "shut down" Heathrow Airport tomorrow they will face a "robust response".

The group Extinction Rebellion, which has held four days of "non-violent civil disobedience" action across London, revealed its next move was to target the aviation industry.

It comes as more than 500 people have been arrested and three activists appeared in court for allegedly obstructing a train.

Four of those arrested are from a Christian climate group, with on 77-year-old reverend saying she is "prepared to be arrested".

In response to the plans, the Metropolitan Police said: "We have had information that the protesters intend to target Heathrow Airport.

"We want to make it very clear that we are aware of that - it's been made very obvious in social media.

"Protesters can expect a robust police response. We are determined to keep the airport operating."

Extinction Rebellion announced it planned to abandon "swarming" in central London - intermittently blocking key roads - to "raise the bar" at Heathrow.

"There is a deep remorse for those whose holiday and family plans will be disrupted tomorrow," the group said in a statement.

"It is not our intention to cause further separation.

"However, the aviation industry needs to be targeted and we are all aware of the deep, structural change that needs to come."

It has vowed continuous action until its three demands are met: the government "telling the truth" about how "deadly our situation is", cut carbon emissions to net zero by 2025 and create a "citizens' assembly" to oversee the changes.

Heathrow Airport is already "working with the authorities" to address any protests which could "disrupt the airport".

A spokesperson said: "While we respect the right to peaceful protest and agree with the need to act on climate change, we don't agree that passengers should have their well-earned Easter break holiday plans with family and friends disrupted.

"Passengers should contact their airlines for up-to-date information on their journeys."

Around 247,000 people are estimated to be flying in or out of the airport on Friday.

Met Police Assistant Commissioner Nick Ephgrave told Sky News his officers face "a war of attrition", adding that as soon as they make arrests, more people take protesters' places.

He said: "What we've not seen much before is the completely peaceful and good-natured way... that they have behaved, which means our policing response has to be proportionate to that.

"We have been clearing the streets, the issue is that as fast as we remove people and make the arrests more protesters come along and take their place so it's been a war of attrition."

The home secretary has insisted everyone has a right to protest peacefully - but condemned activists who were "stepping outside the boundaries of the law".

Speaking after a briefing with the head of the Metropolitan Police, he said: "We are a proud democracy - and no one should be allowed to break the law without consequence."

He has been warned by London Mayor Sadiq Khan that the government could be asked to foot the bill for the cost of policing this week's protests.

Police chiefs earlier rapped their own officers for dancing with some of the protesters.

After footage of it emerged, Commander Jane Connors said she was "disappointed" by "the unacceptable behaviour" of some officers.

She added: "We expect our officers to engage with protesters but clearly their actions fall short of the tone of the policing operation at a time when people are frustrated at the actions of the protesters."

Actress Emma Thompson joined the protest, sending a message to the government that "there is no more time - you can't lie and you can't stall any longer, and we will occupy until you take action because that is the only we are going to save our planet".

Three people have been charged with obstructing trains or carriages at Canary Wharf - Cathy Eastburn, of Gerards Close in Lambeth, south London, Mark Ovland, of Keinton Mandeville, Somerton, Somerset, and Luke Watson, from Manuden in Essex,

A judge referred the trio's case to Blackfriars Crown Court on 16 May and denied them bail.

Yeah, shut down the busiest airport in Europe on the Easter weekend, that'll get people on your side. Also I think you'll find airport/aviation police don't fuck around.
 

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Climate protesters threaten Heathrow Airport 'shutdown' after more than 500 arrests




Yeah, shut down the busiest airport in Europe on the Easter weekend, that'll get people on your side. Also I think you'll find airport/aviation police don't fuck around.
What do they expect to achieve by announcing this? If they want to disrupt the flights why let the airport prepare for an invasion of protesters? Gonna be harder to get onto the airfield now.
 
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