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UK News Tube delays: Extinction Rebellion causes rush hour chaos

10:50  17 october  2019
10:50  17 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

Extinction Rebellion protester dragged off Tube train by his feet by angry commuters

  Extinction Rebellion protester dragged off Tube train by his feet by angry commuters There were shocking scenes during rush hour this morning as angry commuters fought back against Extinction Rebellion environment protesters. People stuck at Canning Town station cheered loudly as an activist was dragged to the floor after climbing on top of a busy commuter train. Video shared on social media appeared to show a number of protesters on top of a Tube train at Canning Town station. Oh dear not middle class English people in Canning Town ��� pic.twitter.com/6kcRIRfalV— sid (@1968Sid69) October 17, 2019Holding a sign which read 'Business as usual = death', the protesters were met with shouting from angry waiting commuters.

RUSH - HOUR CHAOS . He is then pulled from the roof as other commuters give a leg-up to fellow passengers to help remove another protester. British Transport Police said on Twitter: "At this time we have three separate incidents involving Extinction Rebellion protest action at Stratford, Canning

COPS have now arrested a total of 290 eco-warriors on the second day of climate change protests which caused major disruption in London. Officers clashed

a group of people standing in front of a crowd © Provided by City A.M. Ltd

Chaos broke out the Tube today after Extinction Rebellion climate protesters caused severe delays and disruption on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and Jubilee Line.

Furious commuters dragged a protester from the roof of a Jubilee Line train at Canning Town station in dramatic scenes as they appeared to attack him.

Read more: Extinction Rebellion targets London’s financial heart in day of action

Meanwhile commuters into London’s financial districts faced a morning of rush hour misery.

Transport for London (TfL) said there is no service from Bank/Tower Gateway to West India Quay/Poplar on the DLR while it deals with the protests.

Extinction Rebellion protesters pulled from top of Tube train after protests disrupt morning commute for thousands

  Extinction Rebellion protesters pulled from top of Tube train after protests disrupt morning commute for thousands Hundreds of angry commuters could be seen shouting at the activists to get down , while others hurled objects at them. In one clip, a man can be seen dragging one of the activists off the train to the floor by his foot. © @CharWilkoo/PA Wire Extinction rebellion protesters were pulled from the top of a Tube train in Londont this morning. A member of TfL staff appears to intervene to stop people from attacking the male protester. There are delays on the Jubilee line and Docklands Light Railway following the incident.

Extinction Rebellion (abbreviated as XR) is a nonviolent global environmental movement with the stated aim of using civil disobedience to compel government action to avoid tipping points in the

COPS have now arrested a total of 290 eco-warriors on the second day of climate change protests which caused major disruption in London. Officers clashed

Extinction Rebellion protests had also shut down services on the Jubilee Line from North Greenwich to Stratford, although as of 7.50am TfL reported only minor delays.

The climate change protest group had aimed to shut down the stations of Shadwell, on the DLR, and Canning Town, on the Jubilee Line.

At least one protester glued themselves to the roof of a DLR train at Shadwell station, with Extinction Rebellion calling the disruption “necessary to highlight the emergency and immediate action needed to avert climate catastrophe”.

The protests sparked fury among some commuters, however, and resulted in apparently violent scenes at Canning Town when an activist was dragged from the top of a train to the platform.

Extinction Rebellion’s decision to target London’s tube follows a day of protests in the centre of the Square Mile on Monday, when activists demanded banks stop funding the fossil fuel industry.

Extinction Rebellion are hurting the climate cause

  Extinction Rebellion are hurting the climate cause The film of the two Extinction Rebellion protesters being pulled off the top of a Tube train in Canning Town [] The post Extinction Rebellion are hurting the climate cause appeared first on CityAM.

Extinction Rebellion Tube ban – are the protesters banned and what disruption have they caused ? But rush - hour commuters appeared to have reached their wits end after a week of chaos caused by the climate change group's London protests.

Organisers said: "The international rebellion begins and Extinction Rebellion will be bringing London to a standstill for up to two weeks. A spokeswoman for The Royal Parks said Extinction Rebellion had not asked for permission to begin the protest in Hyde Park and that camping is not allowed.

The protest group said today’s actions are “intended to bring further economic disruption to the capital as part of the ongoing campaign to convince the government to take meaningful action on the climate and ecological emergency”.

“We do not want to be doing this,” the protest group said. “We are at the end of the business as usual line, it is time to stop harming the world in which we live and begin repairing.”

British Transport Police (BTP) warned Extinction Rebellion against taking such action yesterday.

Assistant chief constable Sean O’Callaghan said: “Disrupting Tube services could create a dangerous scenario where some trains are stuck within tunnels with hundreds of passengers on board. Likewise, trespassing or obstructing Tube services could create a serious hazard to protesters.

“Nevertheless, we will have a number of additional officers on patrol, in particular those trained in protestor removal. Those who are responsible for unlawfully disrupting the network can expect to be arrested for obstructing the railway, a very serious offence which could lead to imprisonment.”

Extinction Rebellion admits tube protest was 'a huge own goal'

  Extinction Rebellion admits tube protest was 'a huge own goal' Extinction Rebellion called the clashes between protesters and commuters at a tube station on Thursday “regretful” as the group admitted the incident was “a huge own goal”. Ugly scenes erupted at Canning Town early on Thursday morning after eco-demonstrators climbed on top of a train at the east London station. Viral footage showed one of theExtinction Rebellion protesters kicking a commuter in the head as people clambered to tear him from the roof of the carriage.XR spokesperson Fergal McEntee told LBC’s Nick Ferrari on Friday morning that he thought the strike had been a “huge own goal”.

EXTINCTION REBELLION protesters have sparked travel chaos in London this morning on the underground and DLR. One person tweeted: “ Extinction Rebellion sat on trains at Shadwell. You are not giving any sympathy to your cause by stopping people getting to work.”

The eco warriors aim to cause chaos in the capital by creating human barricades at five points: Marble Arch Far left mob Extinction Rebellion plan to bring London to its knees after pledging to carry out Eco warriors have been told to wear the incontinence pants to prepare for hours strapped to

Read more: Extinction Rebellion protesters ignore police ban to return to Trafalgar Square

O’Callaghan added that the Tube is one of London’s greenest transport networks, saying Extinction Rebellion has contradicted the point of its own protests by targeting the London Underground.

Some of the UK’s biggest banks have defended themselves against Extinction Rebellion’s protests. Santander said on Monday that it is “one of the leading providers of green finance in the world, raising close to €50bn [£43.4bn] between 2015 and 2018”.

More to follow.

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Police investigate commuters who dragged Extinction Rebellion protesters off Tube train roof .
The British Transport Police have announced they are investigating the commuters whopulled Extinction Rebellion protesters from the roof of a tube trainearlier this week. Officers from the BTP said they are looking to speak to a number of tube passengers over the “vigilante-style attack” at Canning Town station which saw James Mee, 35, and Mark Ovland, 36, dragged off a Jubilee Line train. Eight XR protesters were arrested as a result of the action but British Transport Police have now confirmed that the commuters involved are also being investigated - MailOnline reports.

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