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« Reply #30 on: April 18, 2019, 05:59:55 pm »

Well they have lost all sympathy from me.  Don't they realise they are turning off the very people they hope would support them.  They have made their point.  There are other ways to put pressure on our political leaders.
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« Reply #31 on: April 18, 2019, 07:26:33 pm »

When you see video clips like the one attached to this story, you can’t help but think the powers that be a quite happy to let bridges and streets in London remain blocked which had caused no end of problems for those going about their daily lives. Can be hard enough in London as it is.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8888682/cops-rave-extinction-rebellion-eco-warriors-oxford-circus-arrests-commuters-agony/

Talk they are going after Heathrow. When does the government, responsible for law and order in this country, decide enough is enough?

This country is already a laughing stock because of the mishandling of Brexit, now we allow people to close off major roads and bridges in the nation’s capital for days on end with our police dancing and riding on skateboards with the protesters.
These protests are going on in various countries around the world. I don't know where Extinction Rebellion originated but it's an international organisation.
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« Reply #32 on: April 18, 2019, 09:13:28 pm »

When you see video clips like the one attached to this story, you can’t help but think the powers that be a quite happy to let bridges and streets in London remain blocked which had caused no end of problems for those going about their daily lives. Can be hard enough in London as it is.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8888682/cops-rave-extinction-rebellion-eco-warriors-oxford-circus-arrests-commuters-agony/

Talk they are going after Heathrow. When does the government, responsible for law and order in this country, decide enough is enough?

This country is already a laughing stock because of the mishandling of Brexit, now we allow people to close off major roads and bridges in the nation’s capital for days on end with our police dancing and riding on skateboards with the protesters.
These protests are going on in various countries around the world. I don't know where Extinction Rebellion originated but it's an international organisation.

Are they camping out in the streets of Beijing to bring traffic to a halt & glueing themselves to public transport there too?
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« Reply #33 on: April 18, 2019, 09:20:48 pm »

When you see video clips like the one attached to this story, you can’t help but think the powers that be a quite happy to let bridges and streets in London remain blocked which had caused no end of problems for those going about their daily lives. Can be hard enough in London as it is.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8888682/cops-rave-extinction-rebellion-eco-warriors-oxford-circus-arrests-commuters-agony/

Talk they are going after Heathrow. When does the government, responsible for law and order in this country, decide enough is enough?

This country is already a laughing stock because of the mishandling of Brexit, now we allow people to close off major roads and bridges in the nation’s capital for days on end with our police dancing and riding on skateboards with the protesters.

It is worth noting that the protesters who climbed onto the roof of a train at Canary Wharf are currently on remand for a month charged with obstructing trains or carriages on the railway by an unlawful act, contrary to section 36 of the Malicious Damage Act 1861. Enough, in that case, was enough.

At the last count 428 people have been arrested for taking part in these protests, and police cells as far away as Luton and Brighton are apparently filling up. I can't see any link between the government's handling of Brexit and the police's handling of peaceful protests. What would you have them do?
What they should have done on Monday and that’s clear them off Waterloo Bridge and not allowed London to be held to ransom. Therefore making a statement that this kind of disruptive protest will not be tolerated.

I’m all for the freedom to protest and to make a point but not at the expense of others trying to go about their business. Tolerating it for more than one day was more than enough. To let it go on for four days is unacceptable.

I do have a degree of sympathy for the police who’s hands are very much tied by the politically correct, softly liberal approach to policing that those who make the law have handed down to them.

The connection I was making was the way things are being handled in this country by those in authority leaves a lot to be desired.
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« Reply #34 on: April 18, 2019, 09:37:03 pm »

looks like they are trying to fill up the detention cells, by being arrested en masse, so causing disruption to the government, wonder how many minutes of delays they cause over Easter over the railways new trains, over runing engineering works etc.
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« Reply #35 on: April 19, 2019, 08:04:34 am »

When you see video clips like the one attached to this story, you can’t help but think the powers that be a quite happy to let bridges and streets in London remain blocked which had caused no end of problems for those going about their daily lives. Can be hard enough in London as it is.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8888682/cops-rave-extinction-rebellion-eco-warriors-oxford-circus-arrests-commuters-agony/

Talk they are going after Heathrow. When does the government, responsible for law and order in this country, decide enough is enough?

This country is already a laughing stock because of the mishandling of Brexit, now we allow people to close off major roads and bridges in the nation’s capital for days on end with our police dancing and riding on skateboards with the protesters.

It is worth noting that the protesters who climbed onto the roof of a train at Canary Wharf are currently on remand for a month charged with obstructing trains or carriages on the railway by an unlawful act, contrary to section 36 of the Malicious Damage Act 1861. Enough, in that case, was enough.

At the last count 428 people have been arrested for taking part in these protests, and police cells as far away as Luton and Brighton are apparently filling up. I can't see any link between the government's handling of Brexit and the police's handling of peaceful protests. What would you have them do?
Hopefuly it is enough of a deterant, if those 3 are employed its quite posible they will loose there jobs
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« Reply #36 on: April 19, 2019, 01:03:08 pm »

I suspect that most employers would not care about a conviction for a climate change protest. Some of the more left wing, politically correct, or publicly funded employers might regard such a conviction as a recommendation.

Convictions for theft are taken more seriously.
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« Reply #37 on: April 19, 2019, 03:02:38 pm »

Glad to see the "Luvvies" have joined in now.................

Emma Thompson arrived on the picket lines yesterday saying that she wanted to be arrested - you can't help but admire this amazingly generous gesture, as she had to return early from her 60th birthday party - in Los Angeles ........................
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« Reply #38 on: April 19, 2019, 04:13:16 pm »

Glad to see the "Luvvies" have joined in now.................

Emma Thompson arrived on the picket lines yesterday saying that she wanted to be arrested - you can't help but admire this amazingly generous gesture, as she had to return early from her 60th birthday party - in Los Angeles ........................

Only a matter of time before the luvvies get involved - normally a Redgrave or two in evidence as well. More bandwagons than David Lammy.

Still, flying 5,000 miles to join...…….a climate protest - hope she "gets" irony.
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« Reply #39 on: April 19, 2019, 04:47:34 pm »

Glad to see the "Luvvies" have joined in now.................

Emma Thompson arrived on the picket lines yesterday saying that she wanted to be arrested - you can't help but admire this amazingly generous gesture, as she had to return early from her 60th birthday party - in Los Angeles ........................

Yep, telling the audience that her (my) generation had failed them. Well, she's certainly not speaking in my name and some of the stats quoted earlier on this very thread show she's not speaking for a good deal of others, just the birthday transatlantic jet setters such as herself.
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« Reply #40 on: April 19, 2019, 05:36:08 pm »

Now there’s tears because they failed to disrupt Heathrow:
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8896401/extinction-rebellion-protesters-fail-delay-heathrow-flights

And as for all these apologies for the disruption they are causing  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #41 on: April 19, 2019, 07:02:39 pm »


Still, flying 5,000 miles to join...…….a climate protest - hope she "gets" irony.

She got a short video clip (sitting on the pink boat in Oxford Circus) and a mention on the BBC News tonight  - object achieved !!  Any publicity....................

It's my birthday next week - my wife has offered me a meal at the (very good !) Thai restaurant in Westbury - 10 mile round trip, and I'm paying for the b****y petrol !!
Better offer Emma ??
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« Reply #42 on: April 19, 2019, 08:14:36 pm »

Getting wierder

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« Reply #43 on: April 19, 2019, 08:55:52 pm »

Emma Thompson - update:

Actress Dame Emma Thompson has been defending her decision to fly from the US to attend a climate change protest in central London.

Speaking to reporters from the Extinction Rebellion campaign group's pink boat, she said did not fly as much as she used to - and planted a lot of trees.
(From BBC News website)

Oh - that's absolutely fine then ??
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« Reply #44 on: April 19, 2019, 09:00:53 pm »

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Many Crossrail engineers have been arrested after being mistaken for protestors attempting to disrupt transport and cause lengthy delays in London.

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PC Simon Williams was on the scene, “We had been briefed to arrest anyone causing problems to commuters, and sure enough there were people milling around on the track, singing loudly and being abusive towards female passengers.

“We nicked the lot, but it later turned out we’d arrested Paddington station Crossrail engineering team.”
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