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UK’s Extinction Rebellion Calls Temporary Halt to Disruptive Protest Antics

UK’s Extinction Rebellion Calls Temporary Halt to Disruptive Protest Antics

This is the kinder, gentler Extinction Rebellion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_-wSckXbfc&t=2s

We have often reported on the protest antics of the eco-activist group, Extinction Rebellion.

Previously, the contingent in the United Kingdom (UK) interfered with British Newspaper distribution. The group’s protest against fossil fuels at Trinity College resulted in damage to the campus lawns. Most dramatically, we covered the time when angry Londoners dragged Extinction Rebellion protesters off city’s underground train system.

It appears that the U.K. group may have learned a valuable lesson.

The U.K. division of climate change protest group Extinction Rebellion says its activists would temporarily stop blocking busy roads, gluing themselves to buildings and engaging in other acts of civil disobedience because such methods have not achieved their desired effects.

“As we ring in the new year, we make a controversial resolution to temporarily shift away from public disruption as a primary tactic,” the group said in a New Year’s Eve website post. “We recognize and celebrate the power of disruption to raise the alarm and believe that constantly evolving tactics is a necessary approach.”

Regrets? They have a few.

Spokeswoman Marijn van de Geer concurred with an interviewer’s suggestion on a television chat show that the “tactics have alienated the public”.

“We’ve listened to the public. They say over and over again, ‘We support what you stand for but we don’t like how you do it’,” she said this week.

This will be the kinder, gentler Extinction Rebellion.

Now the new campaign tactics of the UK unit of Extinction Rebellion will aim to garner more public support for their efforts to draw attention to the consequences of climate change, the group said.

“As we ring in the new year, we make a controversial resolution to temporarily shift away from public disruption as a primary tactic,” Extinction Rebellion said in a statement.

“This year, we prioritise attendance over arrest and relationships over roadblocks, as we stand together and become impossible to ignore.”

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Comments

We will ignore you
Then you’ll start the bombing I imagine

    diver64 in reply to gonzotx. | January 8, 2023 at 7:17 am

    Notice how they suddenly are going to stop gluing themselves to buildings, blocking roads etc when it gets cold outside?

“We are so sure we will die horrible deaths in the future we are prepared to sacrifice YOUR rights today!”.

Yup, can’t see why this approach isn’t a great winner for these stunted monkeys with the intellectual capacity of a retarded Swedish teen.

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to mailman. | January 7, 2023 at 2:55 pm

    “We are so sure we will die horrible deaths in the future we are prepared to sacrifice YOUR rights today!”.

    The on the roof of the tube train carriage should have been stomped and kicked even harder. Maybe had both hands irreparably ground under heels. Shattered knee caps. It might not be a horrible death but he might find himself WANTING death.

These eco-freak attention mongers should be stomped into extinction.

I understand self-immolation is an effective attention getter. They could try that.

Glue them to a glacier on Greenland and let them beg for the good old “green” days there.

Close The Fed | January 7, 2023 at 10:51 pm

How these village idiots could get worked up over weather, I cannot fathom.

Okay, I can. I get worked up over cold weather and am dreaming/thinking of moving to a warmer state….

These ridiculous assertions…. My gosh, commit them already and let us be rid of them!

BierceAmbrose | January 7, 2023 at 11:27 pm

Protests are informative. Disruptions are extortionate, or seen that way. The current crop are extortionate; just listen to their language.

But, at least they’re all self-righteous about it, because that’s convincing.

If one of us ignores you then it’s not impossible. Let’s see a show of hands with mine in the air first.