- Climate protesters and the tube trains
I feel that everyone has a right to protest, but some of their tactics are very questionable – I doubt that holding up commuters, that just want to get home, is really going to endear themselves to the public.
I wonder if this guy got a good kicking when he was pulled off the train? It certainly doesn’t look like they were helping him up and dusting him off!!
As for the ones that superglued their hands to the train – very risky…. not having skin would be painful.Posted 3 weeks ago
Agreed, utterly daft thing to do. Could have just glued themselves to a zebra crossing or something and actually made a point by forcing people onto the tube or to cycle.
Is superglue even Eco friendly ?
Not really by the time you’ve soaked it off with a litre of acetone. And the resprayed the train door.Posted 3 weeks agochewkwMember
I wonder if this guy got a good kicking when he was pulled off the train?
I think they were just helping him off then the public each showed him their shoes in succession 😆
It certainly doesn’t look like they were helping him up and dusting him off!!
They were dusting him off with their shoes. 😆
As for the ones that superglued their hands to the train – very risky…. not having skin would be painful.
Ouch! That will hurt if the public pull them off.Posted 3 weeks agodeadlydarcyMember
Yeah, I didn’t think this was a strong look either.
Have to say, I find the ease at which a crowd will lynch someone disrupting their day (have only watched the same video as everyone else – didn’t look like they were just saying “look chap, we need to get to work…on your way now…”) quite worrying. Some responses on various twitter postings of the video were pretty alarming.Posted 3 weeks agoavdave2Member
Think of the carbon saving of just throwing one idiot under a tube train.
I expect quite a few of the protestors themselves are thinking that when they see someone in their name trying to disrupt public transport. You almost have to wonder if it’s actually some climate change denying nutjob trying to sabotage the whole thing.Posted 3 weeks agosootyandjimMember
Have to say, I find the ease at which a crowd will lynch someone disrupting their day (have only watched the same video as everyone else – didn’t look like they were just saying “look chap, we need to get to work…on your way now…”) quite worrying. Some responses on various twitter postings of the video were pretty alarming.
Surely you understand that there are potential repercussions to every decision people take?
The protests by XR in London (and elsewhere) have been going on for quite a while now and, I’d imagine, are affecting those who can’t afford to take time off/use alternative modes of transport/etc quite a bit. What we’re likely seeing is the repercussions of decisions made by members of XR.
As an aside, the first guy who was pulled off the top of the Tube quite clearly kicked someone in the head. So we see someone make a decision (to kick someone else in the head) and the repercussions were a reply in kind.
Whether the commuters should be dragging the XR protesters off the Tube is another comment I’ve seen banded around and, attached to that if without a hint of irony, the complaint that the Police should be protecting the protesters from such actions. As the XR protesters are breaking the law isn’t is right that (morally speaking if not legally) that members of the public step in to prevent such criminality?
Ultimately I find it immensely ironic that, after all the accusations of the Police being heavy handed with regards to the XR protests we now have some XR protesters decrying the lack of protection they’re being given from those most affected by their actions.Posted 3 weeks ago
Good job it wasn’t George Monbiot on top of that train or there might have been a genuine lynching.
He would just have lobbied for a moratorium on the lynching.
Tube though seems a bit counterproductive.
I can see their logic, they see it like suffragetts throwing themselves under horses on race day. Horses can’t give them the vote, the people betting on horses by and large can’t give them the vote, the king who’s horse it was can’t give them the vote.
But it get’s your cause newspaper column inches which makes it harder to ignore. Still better ways to do that though. Print a few thousand thank-you notes (on recycle paper obviously) and hand them out to commuters at train stations, cyclists, vegan bakery customers, you trap more flies with honey than shit etc.Posted 3 weeks ago
As the XR protesters are breaking the law isn’t is right that (morally speaking if not legally) that members of the public step in to prevent such criminality?
There’s a few shades of gray (corporal punishment pun intended) between upholding the law and vigilante public beatings.Posted 3 weeks agohooliMember
I saw a video on FB earlier today of one of the protesters being manhandled off the train and then getting a few good kicks and he made his way through the crowd. I say fair enough and I’d do the same.
Genuine question that has always puzzled me with all protesters but how do these people get money? Do they work a night shift and protest during the day, students, funded by somebody?Posted 3 weeks agoTurnerGuyMember
Apparently police arrested 8 protestors who had stuck themselves together outside the Supreme Court. Tbh it seems counterproductive – surely better to just chase them around and see how much they enjoy being stuck together in daily life…
leave them in a cell glued together and wait until one of them has to go to the loo…
See how they manage that 🙂Posted 3 weeks ago
A tad misguided yes, but we are talking about them aren’t we. There is no such thing as bad publicity!
True, its bad publicity for them as a group, but as a ’cause’ I doubt anyone is going to go out and buy a Mustang because they disagree with their methods.Posted 3 weeks ago
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