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

11:30  18 october  2019
11:30  18 october  2019 Source:   uk.news.yahoo.com

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  Tube delays: Extinction Rebellion causes rush hour chaos Chaos broke out the Tube today after Extinction Rebellion climate protesters caused severe delays and disruption on the Docklands Light [] The post Tube delays: Extinction Rebellion causes rush hour chaos on DLR and Jubilee Line appeared first on CityAM.

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

An Extinction Rebellion spokesman has admitted this morning's tube protest was " a huge own goal ". Dozens of angry commuters were filmed Speaking to Nick Ferrari on LBC radio, XR activist and spokesperson Fergal McEntee admitted the action - carried out on public transport during one of

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”.

a group of people in a room: Extinction Rebellion protesters on the roof of the Underground train on Thursday. (PA) Extinction Rebellion protesters on the roof of the Underground train on Thursday. (PA)

"Public support for this isn't going to be very good,” Mr McEntee said.

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.

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A spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion has admitted the group's protests on the tube have been " a huge own goal ". Dozens of angry commuters were filmed dragging two Extinction Rebellion campaigners off the top of a Jubilee Line train in Canning Town, east London this morning.

"It highlights the fact that public transport is vital and it's an area we're not going to get any public support over."

An official statement released by Extinction Rebellion on Friday morning called the protest “divisive” and said several of its members had acted “autonomously”.

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But it maintained that the actions were planned within their core principles of compassion and non-violence.

In a statement, Extinction Rebellion said: “It is regretful that there was violence at today’s action at Canning Town tube station. We would like to express our sadness that events escalated this way.

Extinction Rebellion Tube protest: Spokesman admits Canning Town disruption won't get them 'popular support'

  Extinction Rebellion Tube protest: Spokesman admits Canning Town disruption won't get them 'popular support' 'It highlights the fact that public transport is vital and it's an area we're not going to get any public support over'Ugly scenes broke out at Canning Town tube station after activists were dragged from trains they were standing on by angry commuters during the protests.

ONE of the Extinction Rebellion protesters who clambered on top of a Tube this morning has been identified as a 36-year-old Buddhist who lived as a When asked whether today's action was a " huge own goal ", he replied: "Yes, I think so. I agree with you on that." The group later released a statement

Protesters dragged off tube train as Extinction Rebellion delay commuters in London – video. Extinction Rebellion activists have disrupted London’s public But instead it proved to be a day in which a number of affiliated groups acted autonomously in staging their own actions around London.

“We are aware that one of our activists responded in self-defence in a moment of panic when confronted by a threatening situation.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: The protesters were seen holding a banner reading © Provided by Oath Inc. The protesters were seen holding a banner reading "Business as usual = death". (PA)

“He acknowledges his accountability for this action and we offer gratitude for members of the public who helped to protect him.”

The group apologised for the disruption caused to commuters, but said the incident should not create “unnecessary division”.

British Transport Police said eight people had been arrested on suspicion of obstructing the railway on Thursday morning, and also urged commuters not to “take matters into their own hands”.

British Transport Police also said they were investigating the response from commuters, and acting chief constable Sean O’Callaghan added: “It is important that commuters and other rail users allow the police, who are specially trained, to manage these incidents.”

According to The Sun, the Extinction Rebellion protesters involved in the incident included a former monk and a bookkeeper.

James Mee, 35, was the man seen being pulled from the roof by furious passengers at Canning Town in East London before being jeered and roughed up.

The stunt was reportedly led by Mark Ovland, 36, who gave up his full-time Buddhist teacher training studies earlier this year to join the group.

In a video obtained by the newspaper, Mr Ovland said Thursday’s protest was intended to "create a response where people have to get off the fence".

He argued Extinction Rebellion was "using the transport system to raise the alarm".

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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