Extinction Rebellion Cops up to the Idiocy of Last Week's Tube Protest

By Shabana Arif on at

Leading figures of climate activist group, Extinction Rebellion, have admitted that yes, climbing all over a train and fucking up people's days was a mistake.

Senior members of the group piped up to point out the bloody obvious, but pointed to members of XR being unhappy with the London tube protest earlier this week, as opposed to havoc the group caused to people trying to go about their day and earn a living.

"There is absolutely no shrinking away from the fact that we have got to learn from what happened around the Tube, most especially within our own internal decision making," said XR's Sarah Lunnon.
“Obviously we did not get that right. People have given up their jobs to join XR, for them to be so upset and so dismayed by the action is an absolute pointer to us that we have to look again at how we make those decisions.”

The group is partway through its scheduled two weeks of protest, but eight days in, police banned protests across London and even went so far as to revise section 14 of the 1986 Public Order Act in order to allow them to crack down even further.

In light of all of this, the remaining time that would have been spent protesting will be utilised to give a platform to experts on related topics instead, leaving every bugger else to get to work on time. [The Guardian]

Featured image: Extinction Rebellion/Ben Gillespie