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« on: February 01, 2020, 04:17:14 pm »

From my inbox - from Extinction Rebellion UK (United Kingdom)

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The truth is out about the climate and ecological emergency and the stakes have never been higher. It’s time for us to come together this year with renewed strength and focus.

Over the past few months we've listened to rebel voices, heard from experts and gathered insights. Next week, the XR (Crossrail) UK 2020 Strategy will be released. 

In 2020, we need to do things differently. Expect something bolder, more creative and more innovative than ever before.

But for now, save 23rd May 2020 in your diary. Book time off and think big.

I have posted this for you diaries - whether you want to join in their activities, replan you day to avoid disruptions, or go ahead with a normal day on principle ... the Coffee Shop has brought you the date.
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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2020, 05:21:26 pm »

FA Cup Final isn’t it?
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2020, 07:22:08 am »

Thanks for the heads up, I'll make sure the water cannon is ready in good time!
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2020, 02:24:47 pm »

If they hold a "die in" as is traditional at such events, is there not a risk that protestors lying down and pretending to be dead, could be confused with people who have actually died from coronavirus.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgZBTs4VPfo
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It has space for cycles, surfboards,luggage etc.
A 5 car DMU (Diesel Multiple Unit) is not a proper inter-city train. The 5+5 and 9 car DMUs are almost as bad.
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2020, 03:47:04 pm »

If they hold a "die in" as is traditional at such events, is there not a risk that protestors lying down and pretending to be dead, could be confused with people who have actually died from coronavirus.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgZBTs4VPfo
Or spectators who have been overcome by the excitement of the occasion.
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2020, 05:11:30 pm »

If they hold a "die in" as is traditional at such events, is there not a risk that protestors lying down and pretending to be dead, could be confused with people who have actually died from coronavirus.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgZBTs4VPfo
Or spectators who have been overcome by the excitement of the occasion.

Is that a new euphamism for blind drunk?

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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2020, 07:59:55 pm »

If they hold a "die in" as is traditional at such events, is there not a risk that protestors lying down and pretending to be dead, could be confused with people who have actually died from coronavirus.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgZBTs4VPfo
Or spectators who have been overcome by the excitement of the occasion.

Is that a new euphamism for blind drunk?

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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2020, 06:36:04 am »

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But for now, save 23rd May 2020 in your diary. Book time off and think big.

I have posted this for you diaries - whether you want to join in their activities, replan you day to avoid disruptions, or go ahead with a normal day on principle ... the Coffee Shop has brought you the date.

I have removed this date from our diary; events have rather overtaken us.  There's a degree of irony that a different extinction risk has overtaken us since this thread was started ... and some of the climate issues have been helped along - perhaps in a temporary way - due to that immediate "extinction risk".
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« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2020, 07:00:02 am »

From my inbox - from Extinction Rebellion UK (United Kingdom)

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But for now, save 23rd May 2020 in your diary. Book time off and think big.

I have posted this for you diaries - whether you want to join in their activities, replan you day to avoid disruptions, or go ahead with a normal day on principle ... the Coffee Shop has brought you the date.

I have removed this date from our diary; events have rather overtaken us.  There's a degree of irony that a different extinction risk has overtaken us since this thread was started ... and some of the climate issues have been helped along - perhaps in a temporary way - due to that immediate "extinction risk".

There would be no messing from the Police this year as the social distancing and large gatherings will remain as emergency powers, hence the Police will have no hesitation in arresting protesters under the emergency powers.   Also whilst in London and other large cities the public have just work around the annoyance there would be little acceptance if a protest got in the current way of life which made difficult due to the Covid 19 measures
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« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2020, 07:21:35 am »

One of the few positives from the current situation is that we'll be spared the activities of this mob I guess.

Quite enough dying going on without their ridiculous theatricals, and they cause enough disruption to the emergency services at the best of times.
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« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2020, 01:40:58 pm »

One of the few positives from the current situation is that we'll be spared the activities of this mob I guess.

Quite enough dying going on without their ridiculous theatricals, and they cause enough disruption to the emergency services at the best of times.

Shame the police didn't take that attitude with the protests in Glastonbury over the past few weeks.
Took until the third day of protests and lots more media coverage before the police stopped standing by watching and started arresting and moving people on
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« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2020, 06:04:19 pm »

...the public have just work around the annoyance...

...or joined the protests!
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« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2020, 01:30:39 pm »

These kind of groups will benefit from the current lockdown

It will give them a way of changing the way they demonstrate etc without losing face
They were clearly falling foul of public backing over their recent protests
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« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2021, 06:38:08 pm »

Any thoughts on what XR (Crossrail) might get up to in the next couple of weeks of action?
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« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2021, 08:31:25 pm »

Any thoughts on what XR (Crossrail) might get up to in the next couple of weeks of action?

Having seen the state of some of those parading around London today, I'd hope bathing is factored into it at some point soon.
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