The crusty ecowarriors of Exstinktion Rebellion (XR)were ridiculed in UK media today for a ludicrous claim that they’re like “freedom fighters in Ukraine”.
Speaking on GB News, Broadcaster Danny Kelly said he had read of a leading climate activist from the group comparing the annnoying activists to 'freedom fighters,' though it is not clear whether the comparison to the Ukrainian military fighting the invading Russian army, or to the ethnic Russian rebels in the Rusian speaking Donbas region against whom the Ukrainian government has been waging genocidal war singe 2014. Kelly was referring to a comment made by former GB News guest, Exstibktion Rebellion activist Verel Rodrigues of whom he said: “This is how detached people like Verel and their views are from the average ordinary man and woman in the street.
“There is a
real here and now crisis. How the hell does Verel expect pensioners to
heat their homes up when they’re living on the breadline when the price
of gas and electricity is shooting through the roof?" Kelly added.
Other broadcasters and bloggers picked up the story as protesters from XR offshoot Just Stop Oil and Extinction Rebellion occupied the famous landmark of Tower Bridge and unfurled a green banner with black writing, which read “End fossil fuels now”. Demonstrators suspended themselves from the bridge using cords, with police shutting it for several hours.
This latest deliberate attempt to disrupt normal life comes after eight days of disruption at oil facilities by the group and the Just Stop Oil coalition. XR and Just Stop Oil are ludicrously demanding an immediate halt to the use of oil and all 'fossil' fuels, something which is impossible for about a million valid reasons.
In another broadcast comment Danny Kelly said: "If I was a cop in London this morning, I would quite simply ask my superintendent if I could get some garden shears and cut those doomsday idiots off tower bridge.
“They’ve got a soft landing, get a boat to drag them out the Thames and process them that way."
Speaking on GB news earlier, climate activist Verel said: “'I feel like we are in a very dire situation.
“We've tried everything in the normal way to bring about change, to raise awareness.'
"They set goals and they set targets, but what are we seeing from that? We’re seeing none of those targets being met. In fact the government is backtracking on its net-zero targets by investing more into fossil fuels and they’ve now got about 14 new oil and gas projects in their pipelines."
Officers cleared the Tower Bridge protesters by 11.40am, escorting them into police vehicles, and the bridge was reopened at midday.
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