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UK News Defiant Extinction Rebellion activists face arrest as Boris Johnson labels them 'crusties'

13:55  08 october  2019
13:55  08 october  2019 Source:   scotsman.com

Extinction Rebellion London protest: arrests climb to 280 as Boris Johnson brands demonstrators 'uncooperative crusties'

  Extinction Rebellion London protest: arrests climb to 280 as Boris Johnson brands demonstrators 'uncooperative crusties' Boris Johnson called on the protesters to abandon their 'hemp-smelling bivouacs' and stop blocking the streets of London .Mr Johnson made the comments at the launch of the third volume of a biography of Margaret Thatcher written by the former editor of The Daily Telegraph, Charles Moore.He said the former prime minister had taken the issue of greenhouse gases seriously long before Greta Thunberg was born.

The prime minister has attacked the Extinction Rebellion activists protesting in London over the climate crisis, dismissing them as “uncooperative crusties ” whose Boris Johnson - three decades of sackings and giving offence. London police arrest Extinction Rebellion activists before protest.

Boris Johnson calls on the Extinction Rebellion protesters to stop blocking the streets of London. Extinction Rebellion protesters on the streets of London have been labelled "uncooperative crusties " by Prime It describes itself as an international "non-violent civil disobedience activist movement".

Boris Johnson has called on Extinction Rebellion protesters to stop blocking the streets of London as activists defy police orders to move on.

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The Prime Minister described the demonstrators demanding action on climate change as "uncooperative crusties" who were holding up the traffic.

Mr Johnson was speaking at the launch in London of the third volume of Margaret Thatcher's biography by the former editor of The Daily Telegraph, Charles Moore.

He said the former prime minister had taken the issue of greenhouse gases seriously long before Greta Thunberg was born.

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Extinction Rebellion activists have glued themselves to the Department for Transport and the lobby of the Home Office in another day of protests, with more action planned at The prime minister, Boris Johnson , attacked the Extinction Rebellion activists , dismissing them as “uncooperative crusties ”

Blasting Extinction Rebellion activists as "uncooperative crusties ", the PM called on them to abandon their "hemp-smelling bivouacs" to allow Mr Johnson said: "The best thing possible for the education of the denizens of the heaving hemp-smelling bivouacs that now litter Trafalgar Square and

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"I am afraid that the security people didn't want me to come along tonight because they said the road was full of uncooperative crusties and protesters all kinds littering the road," he said.

He added: "The best thing possible for the education of the denizens of the heaving hemp-smelling bivouacs that now litter Trafalgar Square and Hyde Park would be for them to stop blocking the traffic and buy a copy of Charles's magnificent book so that they can learn about a true feminist, green and revolutionary who changed the world for the better."

However despite police warnings and the risk of arrest, many protesters had no plans to move their tents to Trafalgar Square.

Extinction Rebellion protesters defy police orders by gluing themselves to buildings

  Extinction Rebellion protesters defy police orders by gluing themselves to buildings Extinction Rebellion protesters have glued themselves to buildings after being warned they face arrest on the second day of their international action. © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd Climate change activists camped overnight to maintain their stronghold on parts of central London, telling police they were prepared to be taken into custody for failing to comply with orders to move their protest to a single site at Trafalgar Square.

Outnumbered cops stood and watched as Extinction Rebellion activists swamped the capital on the first As havoc reigned, PM Boris Johnson ordered the Met to use “the full force of the law” to keep London’s “The police shouldn’t be standing there watching them , they should be arresting them .

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One activist in his twenties told PA: "They came round and told us that we should be moving on. I don't think we are going to move on. It's not a risk if you know you're going to be arrested. It's something I'll do if I need to.

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"We've got extremely good legal support and it's a very well set-up organisation so I feel like I'll be supported all through the way. An arrest doesn't mean a conviction."

Another young activist added that there was no pressure from the movement to protest in a particular way.

"Just because you're being arrested doesn't mean you do or don't support Extinction Rebellion any more than the next person," she said.

"There are people within this group that support this group very much and they won't be getting arrested, but they support everybody."

Extinction Rebellion activists vow to shut down London City Airport as protests continue .
Extinction Rebellion protesters have vowed to shut down City Airport for three days, as environmental demonstrations continue in central London. © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd Activists say they will stage a “Hong Kong style” occupation of the terminal building from tomorrow, lying, sitting or gluing themselves in front of the departure and arrival gates at the east London airport.If they do not make it into the terminal, they plan to blockade it from the outside, in protest against the climate impact of flying and the UK government’s ongoing support of airport expansion.

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