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UK News Police investigate commuters who dragged Extinction Rebellion protesters off Tube train roof

22:20  20 october  2019
22:20  20 october  2019 Source:   uk.news.yahoo.com

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The actions of commuters who dragged Extinction Rebellion Tube protesters from the roof of a train are being investigated by the police as it The backlash to the demonstrations turned nasty on Thursday morning when Mr Ovland and another protester was dragged from the roof of a Tube

Commuters have dragged climate change protesters from the roof of a London Underground train . Image caption Protesters clashed with commuters at Shadwell, Docklands Light Railway station. Earlier Extinction Rebellion co-founder Clare Farrell defended the Tube action, saying "the

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)

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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Extinction Rebellion Activists (XR) targeted Canning Town station as Londoners set about getting to work. Angry commuters reacted to this protest by pulling members from Extinction Rebellion down to the platform Commuters drag Extinction Rebellion protesters off Tube trains | ITV News

A BTP spokesperson toldThe Sun: "As officers continue to investigate the incidents at Stratford and Canning Town, anyone who witnessed what happened, or who has mobile phone footage is asked to get in touch."

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)

Extinction Rebellion has expressed its regret over ugly scenes in east London during Thursday’s rush hour, after an activist was dragged to the ground from the top of a Tube train.

The group acknowledged the action at Canning Town Tube station was “divisive” and said several of its members had acted “autonomously”.

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

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Furious commuters at the crowded station lobbed drinks at one protester before he was yanked from the train to the platform floor, much to the apparent delight of the cheering crowd.

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The commuters who dragged Extinction Rebellion protesters are being investigated by the police as it emerged on the of the activists is a Buddhist teacher. British Transport Police have made eight arrests after protesters climbed on top of roofs of Underground carriages on Thursday morning.

London commuters physically dragged Extinction Rebellion protesters off the top of a busy underground train on Thursday morning. "In addition to this, we've made it clear to Extinction Rebellion that disrupting Tube services could create a dangerous scenario where some trains are

Video shared on social media showed protesters holding a sign which read “Business as usual = death”, while the activist pulled to the floor appeared to kick out at the commuter who pulled him down.

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.

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

“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 urged members of the public not to interact with the protesters.

Acting chief constable Sean O’Callaghan said earlier this week: “It is important that commuters and other rail users allow the police, who are specially trained, to manage these incidents.”

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