Extinction Rebellion - I'm extremely sorry for the inconvenience

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PostRe: Extinction Rebellion - I'm extremely sorry for the inconvenience
by Preezy » Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:06 pm

Balladeer wrote:(Please note I am a London commuter thank you.)

My condolences :(

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PostRe: Extinction Rebellion - I'm extremely sorry for the inconvenience
by Balladeer » Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:20 pm

Preezy wrote:
Balladeer wrote:(Please note I am a London commuter thank you.)

My condolences :(

Please send thoughts and prayers.

(Fortunately I walk most of the time these days.)

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PostRe: Extinction Rebellion - I'm extremely sorry for the inconvenience
by Vermilion » Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:29 pm

No one should even speak on the tube, let alone cause that kind of disruption, so it's hardly surprising things quickly boiled over.

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PostRe: Extinction Rebellion - I'm extremely sorry for the inconvenience
by Moggy » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:45 pm

Vermilion wrote:No one should even speak on the tube, let alone cause that kind of disruption, so it's hardly surprising things quickly boiled over.


Kim Wilde is allowed to get drunk and sing on the tube at Christmas though, right?

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PostRe: Extinction Rebellion - I'm extremely sorry for the inconvenience
by Balladeer » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:46 pm

They’ve just sent out a statement basically condoning the protest so ignore the above. :dread:

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PostRe: Extinction Rebellion - I'm extremely sorry for the inconvenience
by Garth » Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:01 pm

Don't get why you'd want to disrupt the trains when we should be encouraging more people to use public transport instead of cars.

The violence is also shitty.

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PostRe: Extinction Rebellion - I'm extremely sorry for the inconvenience
by Pedz » Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:08 pm

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Squinty wrote:Those protestors were idiots, for blocking public transport and the guy kicking at the blokes head. But more importantly, it really is not right to drag someone from a train, and do whatever happened after that.

That's vigilante behaviour. And that's not good.

It's scary that a not insignificant proportion of the commuter population is capable of doing that on a Thursday morning. Kicking someone helplessly trapped on the floor, surrounded by other people doing the same thing... you like to think something like that is confined to a dramatic scene taken from a gangster film.

Do you commute in London? It's a miserable experience made even worse by delays. I'm not surprised some people went mental and beat up a protestor who was attempting to cause even more CO2 emissions by shutting down the transport network.

Lol what, I haven't seen the video but that sounds cowardly as strawberry float.

I don't care if the guy climbed the train and started shouting reprehensible nazi gooseberry fool, lining up to kick someone on the ground is an absolute pussy move.


I can understand why one guy give him a smack as the guy on the train booted him in the face. The others, not so much.

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PostRe: Extinction Rebellion - I'm extremely sorry for the inconvenience
by KK » Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:54 pm

YouGov wrote:Commuter Rage: This morning climate change protesters attempted to stage a demonstration by standing on top of a tube train in Canning Town, but were dragged off the top of the train by commuters

63% of Britons say their sympathies in this case lie more with the commuters who dragged the protesters off

13% say their sympathies lie with the climate change protesters

While 14% say neither

Those aged 18-24 (23%) are nearly twice as likely as those aged 25-65 (13-14%) and three times as likely as those over 65 (7%) to say their sympathies lie with the climate change protesters.

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PostRe: Extinction Rebellion - I'm extremely sorry for the inconvenience
by Return_of_the_STAR » Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:00 pm

I assume those who threw punches and kicks at the protesters were ‘important businessmen’.

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PostRe: Extinction Rebellion - I'm extremely sorry for the inconvenience
by Ironhide » Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:15 pm

I take the view that while the protesters have definitely caused disruption, there's no excuse for the commuters to assault them like that.

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PostRe: Extinction Rebellion - I'm extremely sorry for the inconvenience
by Gemini73 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:21 pm

Ironhide wrote:I take the view that while the protesters have definitely caused disruption, there's no excuse for the commuters to assault them like that.


True, but in turn the protester shouldn't have lashed out at commuters who just wanted to get to work.

You can't kick someone in the face and not expect a reaction.

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PostRe: Extinction Rebellion - I'm extremely sorry for the inconvenience
by LewisD » Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:23 pm

Yeah the guy on top of the train gave that guy a strawberry floating cracking whallop to the shoulder/neck.

I'm not surprised they retaliated, but I am shocked by it.

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PostRe: Extinction Rebellion - I'm extremely sorry for the inconvenience
by Gemini73 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:30 pm

At least ER have provided a new sick day excuse

" Sorry, I won't be at work today as some Extinction Rebellion twats have brought my regular commute to a stand still"

:slol:

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PostRe: Extinction Rebellion - I'm extremely sorry for the inconvenience
by Vermilion » Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:46 pm

Moggy wrote:
Vermilion wrote:No one should even speak on the tube, let alone cause that kind of disruption, so it's hardly surprising things quickly boiled over.


Kim Wilde is allowed to get drunk and sing on the tube at Christmas though, right?


There's a special place in hell for people who do that.

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PostRe: Extinction Rebellion - I'm extremely sorry for the inconvenience
by Minty14 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:46 pm

Who in the hell are these maniacs who want to get to work?

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by Lex-Man » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:32 pm

Vermilion wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Vermilion wrote:No one should even speak on the tube, let alone cause that kind of disruption, so it's hardly surprising things quickly boiled over.


Kim Wilde is allowed to get drunk and sing on the tube at Christmas though, right?


There's a special place in hell for people who do that.


Kim Wilde should lose her passport for singing we're the kids in America.

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PostRe: Extinction Rebellion - I'm extremely sorry for the inconvenience
by Gemini73 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:23 am

Kim Wilde. :wub:

I had a poster of her on my wall back in the 80s. My first love next to Princess Aura from 80s movie Flash Gordon.

I was a happy young man (read boy)


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PostRe: Extinction Rebellion - I'm extremely sorry for the inconvenience
by Skarjo » Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:37 am

But why the tube? Isn't that like the most environmentally friendly method of public transport?

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PostRe: Extinction Rebellion - I'm extremely sorry for the inconvenience
by Tomous » Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:39 am

We should be encouraging people to take the tube/trains.

Do they want to ban all forms of transport? Is everyone going to have to walk everywhere?

I totally agree with their overall message but this is a huge misstep for ER.

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PostRe: Extinction Rebellion - I'm extremely sorry for the inconvenience
by Lagamorph » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:08 am

Tomous wrote:We should be encouraging people to take the tube/trains.

Do they want to ban all forms of transport? Is everyone going to have to walk everywhere?

I totally agree with their overall message but this is a huge misstep for ER.

ER as a whole voted against this protest (and actually condemned it) didn't they? I think this particular protest was done by a small splinter group rather than being an action of ER as a whole.

I doubt much, if any, of the media will draw attention to that though.

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