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UK News Watch as commuters drag Extinction Rebellion protesters off train roof

14:20  17 october  2019
14:20  17 october  2019 Source:   scotsman.com

Watch as angry commuters drag Extinction Rebellion protester from top of tube train onto platform

  Watch as angry commuters drag Extinction Rebellion protester from top of tube train onto platform Train staff appear to intervene to protect the activist from the travellers after they hauled him off of the roof of the underground carriage in London this morning. Video shared on social media appeared to show a number of protesters on top of a tube train at Canning Town station.

Extinction Rebellion ’s planned protest to disrupt public transport in London during rush hour took an unexpected turn when commuters dragged the activists off a train roof before staff came to their aid.

Extinction Rebellion protesters were dragged off a train in Canning Town, east London, after they delayed morning commuters by clambering on top of the roof .

Commuters were seen fighting back against Extinction Rebellion environment protesters this morning, as an activist was dragged to the floor after climbing on top of a commuter train.

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Videos shared on social media appeared to show a number of protesters on top of a Tube train at Canning Town station.

Holding a sign which read 'Business as usual = death', the protesters were met with shouting from angry waiting commuters.

In another clip, a man was then seen dragging one of the activists to the floor by his foot.

A member of TfL staff appeared to stop people from attacking the male Extinction Rebellion member further, by intervening and holding them back.

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.

The backlash to the Extinction Rebellion (XR) demonstrations turned nasty on Thursday morning when a protester was dragged from the roof of a Tube train by angry commuters . Activists targeted Canning Town station as Londoners set about getting to work - a move that has been condemned by

London commuters dragged climate change protesters off the top of trains on Thursday morning, as clashes broke out between peak-hour passengers and activists who disrupted travel in the British capital.

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The British Transport Police said in a statement: "Shortly after 7am this morning (17/10) British Transport Police were called to simultaneous action by Extinction Rebellion at Stratford, Canning Town and Shadwell.

"Protesters had dangerously obstructed Jubilee Line and DLR services by either climbing on top of services or by gluing themselves to the trains.

"Four arrests have been made in connection to the Stratford and Canning Town incidents, with those detained being taken to police custody. Specialist Protest Removal Teams remain at Shadwell station, and are working to resume services as soon as possible."

The incidents caused delays on the Jubilee line and Docklands Light Railway.

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, said in a statement: "I strongly condemn the Extinction Rebellion protesters who have targeted the London Underground and DLR this morning.

"This illegal action is extremely dangerous, counterproductive and is causing unacceptable disruption to Londoners who use public transport to get to work.

"It is also an unfair burden on our already overstretched police officers. I urge demonstrators to protest peacefully and within the boundaries of the law."

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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