A police chief has warned Extinction Rebellion (XR) they will not be allowed to bring London to a standstill and repeat their Spring chaos in a new “bigger” protest on October 7. Laurence Taylor, Met police deputy assistant police commissioner, also urged the courts to impose tougher sentences that would act as a deterrent to future protests. Some 180 of the 1150 XR supporters arrested in April have been charged with public order offences. “We will not tolerate the disruption that we saw in April, absolutely not. The cost of the economy, the cost to London, the disruption to people going about their lives was not acceptable,” he said.
Telegraph 18th July 2019 read more »
Guardian 18th July 2019 read more »
Extinction Rebellion is to launch a “tax rebellion”, calling on Londoners to withhold a fifth of their monthly council tax payments in protest at what they see as the city’s lack of action on climate change. The protest movement announced on Thursday that it will ask the city’s residents to withhold 22 per cent of their council tax, which is the average proportion that normally goes to the Greater London Authority (GLA), according to Extinction Rebellion. The proceeds would be funnelled to a “tax rebellion fund” aimed at achieving climate-related goals.
FT 18th July 2019 read more »