Unfortunately, on Friday night and Saturday morning the police were slow to act. At the printing plants in Hertfordshire and on Merseyside, they failed to start clearing Extinction Rebellion protesters for more than six hours. In the end, there were 80 arrests. Their relaxed attitude recalls the laid-back behaviour of the some of the police during the demonstrations in London last year. Absurdly, officers were filmed raving with protesters, while one policeman was spotted skateboarding on Waterloo Bridge. … [Read more...] about ‘Press are worse than the Nazis’: Independent newspaper columnist who masterminded Extinction Rebellion blockade of printworks says ‘this is like World War Two and you guys are on the other side’
Why is extinction an important part of evolution
Angus Satow, co-founder of leftwing grassroots environmental group Labour for a “green new deal”, told the Guardian: “We desperately need groups like XR to highlight the political and economic actors that are driving this climate crisis. Many of the big ideas that were being discussed in relation to the climate crisis when the coronavirus hit seem to have been forgotten by politicians who are scrabbling to get us back to a normal that will be disastrous. … [Read more...] about Extinction Rebellion: how successful were the latest protests?
When asked about the protesters who disrupted the supply of millions of newspapers on Friday night Ms Abbott told Sophy Ridge on Sky: "I think it's important to remind ourselves that direct actions which is what those actions were are actually legal. … [Read more...] about Failed MP, ex-Para & ‘birth striker’ among Extinction Rebellion protesters who took part in newspaper blockade
Some newsagents' shelves were left empty on Saturday morning after demonstrators targeted Newsprinters' printing works at Broxbourne in Hertfordshire and Knowsley, near Liverpool. … [Read more...] about Priti Patel warns eco protesters could face FIVE YEARS in jail after Extinction Rebellion’s newspaper blockade
However, the group’s clearly criminal blockade of the printing presses of newspapers including The Sun, the Daily Mail, the Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph and The Times was a spectacular own goal because the public have now realised what these thugs are REALLY about. … [Read more...] about Extinction Rebellion thugs are endangering democracy and must be met with the full force of the law