LIBBY PURVES: Extinction Rebellion’s message misses the mark. Disrupting commuters and unreasonably attacking the older generation serves only to alienate rather than convert.
Times 21st Oct 2019 read more »
The Extinction Rebellion protest at Canning Town tube station, and the near-riot that ensued, was a major error of judgment that played straight into the hands of the movement’s many enemies. Targeting public transport is ideologically nonsensical; but to do it at a time when irritable commuters are trying to make their way across heaving platforms is akin to having a death wish. Which is not to suggest the way the mob turned against the man standing on top of the train was acceptable; merely that it could have been predicted by anyone who has spent time on the London Underground at rush hour.
Scotsman 21st Oct 2019 read more »