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Extinction Rebellion Ruins a Lawn at Trinity College, Cambridge, to Protest Fossil Fuels

Extinction Rebellion Ruins a Lawn at Trinity College, Cambridge, to Protest Fossil Fuels

“dug channels into the turf of Trinity College’s 16th-century great gate with shovels and pitchforks and planted their flags”

Nothing shows you care about the environment like destroying a green space, right?

The Daily Caller reports:

Environmental Protestors Dig Up College Lawn To Protest Fossil Fuels

An international organization of environmental protestors dug up the lawn of Trinity College, Cambridge, as part of a week-long series of demonstrations for fossil fuel divestment.

Extinction Rebellion protestors dug channels into the turf of Trinity College’s 16th-century great gate with shovels and pitchforks and planted their flags. “Trinity College must cut ties with fossil fuel companies and stop trying to hawk off nature for profit,” the organization’s Facebook page says. “Oh, and it should take the opportunity to replace the lawn with flowers. Spring is just around the corner after all.”

Trinity had stepped up its campus security, closing the college, library, and chapel to tourists for the week to prevent the protestors from accessing the central court, the Guardian reports. St. Catharine’s, another Cambridge college, also closed off its main gate over concerns that protestors would set up a campsite on the grass.

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A few shotguns would do wonders!

Are they digging for oil or something? What does digging up the lawn have to do with divestiture from fossil fuels?

    MajorWood in reply to rochf. | February 18, 2020 at 10:37 pm

    WE could bury them to see how long it would take for them to turn into oil thus answering the question of what constitutes a renewable resource. But then, that implies they are a resource now. Never mind.

Wellsirree….

Nothing quite demonstrates “mankind’s” horrendous effect upon Mother Gaia Earth like a bunch of minds-full-of-much destroying peaceful plant life in pursuit of their agenda which is —

Protect Earth from the harmful actions of people, like digging into the ground and—

Umm–

Nothing to see here. Move along!

And the police didn’t stop them? Just let them dig? We in the west need to get a handle on what constitutes civil disobedience and what constitutes rioting and destruction of property. #Sad.

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