A leading Extinction Rebellion activist who said that “air travel should only be used in emergencies” lives a jet-set lifestyle, taking skiing holidays, visiting global landmarks and enjoying walks along palm-tree lined paths. Robin Boardman-Pattinson walked out of a television interview after being branded “incompetent, middle-class and self indulgent” by Sky’s Adam Boulton, but The Telegraph can reveal that climate change is not the only cause which he fights for. The 21-year-old is a serial protestor, who has railed against Dominos Pizza, Bristol Magistrates court, Toby Young and Bromley Council. He’s also campaigned against the expansion of Heathrow airport, supported Muslim women wearing Hijabs and Niqabs and asked for retail space in Bristol turned into a slave trade museum. Worryingly, he also shared a post which calls the allegations of anti-semitism in the Labour party “a massive smear campaign against Jeremy Corbyn by the Netanyahuite … [Read more...] about The Extinction Rebellion leaders: A jet-setter, a Buddhist teacher and a yoga instructor
Picture: AFP Khartoum. Sudan's military rulers have transferred ousted president Omar al-Bashir to prison, a family source said Wednesday, as crowds of protesters flocked through Khartoum in vans and buses to join a sit-in at the army complex, reported AFP. Following the dramatic end to Bashir's rule of three decades last week, he was moved late Tuesday to Kober prison in the capital, the source said without revealing his name for security reasons. Witnesses near the prison in north Khartoum said there was a heavy deployment of soldiers and members of a paramilitary group outside. The 75-year-old's whereabouts have been unknown since a military takeover on Thursday, when the country's new rulers said he was being held "in a secure place". Amnesty International called for Bashir to be "immediately handed over to the International Criminal Court" in The Hague where he faces charges of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity relating to the conflict in Darfur. He … [Read more...] about AFP: Sudan’s Bashir moved to prison as protesters rally
FURIOUS commuters have demanded a crackdown on the travel disruption brought to London by eco-warrior protesters — which some have called "out of control". Hard-working residents in the capital faced delays today when activists stormed the train at Canary Wharf station and climbed on top of a DLR carriage - forcing passengers to be evacuated. Extinction Rebellion protesters are tied with rope to be removed from top of DLR at Canary Wharf Moment Extinction Rebellion protestor is freed after gluing himself to a DLR train Over 340 arrests have been made since Extinction Rebellion began its mass protest in London on Monday. But some were released within just a few hours without any charge as busy police cells were reportedly operating a one-in-one-out policy. And as the protesters sang and practised yoga on Waterloo Bridge some witnesses likened the peaceful demonstration to Glastonbury. One witness described the scene as: "So surreal. Like Glastonbury, but in … [Read more...] about Commuters demand crackdown on ‘out-of-control’ eco-warriors bringing chaos to London – as protests likened to Glasto
News / UK by Press Association 17/04/2019, 2:10 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter London Mayor Sadiq Khan “fully supports” anti-knife crime campaigners who have gathered in Downing Street to call for action over recent bloodshed, a bereaved mother has said. The demonstration, dubbed #OperationShutdown, saw supporters gather in Whitehall asking for a meeting of the Government’s Cobra emergency committee to tackle the surge in violent crime in recent years. Grieving parents including Tracey Hanson – whose 21-year-old son Josh was murdered at a bar in west London in 2015 – held placards bearing the pictures and names of victims during the demonstration. Speaking to the Press Association, Ms Hanson said: “Today we received a phone call from the mayor’s office – Sadiq Khan – from his secretary, to say he fully supports what we are doing and commends each one of us. “That was a really … [Read more...] about London Mayor backs anti-knife crime protesters at Downing Street
News / UK and world by Press Association April 17, 2019, 2:30 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter A grandmother-of-four, a vicar and a semi-retired teacher have joined huge crowds of climate change protesters attempting to bring central London to a standstill. Extinction Rebellion’s demonstration, which has received support from former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams, has defied the stereotype that environmental protesters are mainly students and radical campaigners. Here are some of the faces joining the march. – The grandmother Grandmother-of-four Lucy Craig, 71, was arrested after joining the protest at Oxford Circus on Monday with members of her family. Five police officers arrested the pensioner and several of her friends close to a pink boat used to block traffic at London’s busiest shopping street. Ms Craig, who is retired, said only “bladder concerns” stopped her gluing herself to the boat like … [Read more...] about Who are the protesters on the Extinction Rebellion frontline?