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Extinction Rebellion blocks London stock exchange

Postby Genivaria » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:44 am

Extinction Rebellion: London Stock Exchange blocked by climate activists

Climate activists blockaded the London Stock Exchange by gluing themselves across the entrances.

Protesters from Extinction Rebellion attached themselves to walls and to each other at the financial centre in the City of London.

A group also climbed on to a Docklands Light Railway (DLR) train at Canary Wharf and held up banners.

Protesters at both locations were later removed, but police warned of disruption throughout the day.

Elsewhere in the City, temporary road blocks have been set up by activists at Bank and Southwark Bridge.

Four people were standing on top of the DLR train holding signs saying "business as usual = death" and "don't jail the canaries". Another activist glued herself to a carriage.

Services were able to continue on the DLR, but there were minor delays between Bank and Stratford/Lewisham.

Officers from British Transport Police used ropes, harnesses and ladders to remove the protesters.

Five people had been arrested on suspicion of obstructing the railway, the force said.

On Thursday, 26 people had been arrested on suspicion of aggravated trespassing outside the Stock Exchange and on Fleet Street, bringing the total number of arrests up to 1,130 since the protests began on 15 April, the Met Police said.

The Met said on Wednesday it imposed new conditions on the protest area in Marble Arch, making it a criminal offence to protest outside a designated area or incite others to protest outside of it.

Anyone not sure what is included in the area, marked in red on the map, should ask one of the officers there, the force said.

The conditions, which were imposed under the Public Order Act, will remain in force until 14:45 BST on Saturday.

The group had previously said it would end its action later in the day, having previously blocked sites including Parliament Square and Waterloo Bridge.

Extinction Rebellion protesters also remain at Marble Arch, although no roads have been blocked there.

Meanwhile, Dame Emma Thompson, who joined the activists on Saturday, has defended flying from Los Angeles to London to take part.

The actress said it was "very difficult to do my job without occasionally flying" but she was "in the very fortunate position of being able to offset my carbon footprint".

The Hollywood star said people were going to have to fly less as "the future of this planet is at stake".

More than 10,000 officers have been deployed during the action.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said the protests had been a "huge challenge for our over-stretched and under-resourced Metropolitan Police".

The group said it would hold a "closing ceremony" at Speakers' Corner in Hyde Park at 17:00 BST.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-48049040
For some further context.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extinctio ... ccupations

So this is a pretty intense activist movement that is bringing some damn attention to climate change which we desperately need to do but alot of people are criticizing the movement for making unreasonable demands and their methods of getting attention.
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Also a rather striking logo of an extinction hourglass.
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Postby Valrifell » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:46 am

Where did they even get all this glue?
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Postby Alvecia » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:48 am

Think I wandered past them blocking some bridges when I was in London earlier this year.
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Postby Genivaria » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:49 am

Alvecia wrote:Think I wandered past them blocking some bridges when I was in London earlier this year.

They notably blocked off Waterloo Bridge on April 15th.
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Postby Ethel mermania » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:50 am

Genivaria wrote:
Extinction Rebellion: London Stock Exchange blocked by climate activists

Climate activists blockaded the London Stock Exchange by gluing themselves across the entrances.

Protesters from Extinction Rebellion attached themselves to walls and to each other at the financial centre in the City of London.

A group also climbed on to a Docklands Light Railway (DLR) train at Canary Wharf and held up banners.

Protesters at both locations were later removed, but police warned of disruption throughout the day.

Elsewhere in the City, temporary road blocks have been set up by activists at Bank and Southwark Bridge.

Four people were standing on top of the DLR train holding signs saying "business as usual = death" and "don't jail the canaries". Another activist glued herself to a carriage.

Services were able to continue on the DLR, but there were minor delays between Bank and Stratford/Lewisham.

Officers from British Transport Police used ropes, harnesses and ladders to remove the protesters.

Five people had been arrested on suspicion of obstructing the railway, the force said.

On Thursday, 26 people had been arrested on suspicion of aggravated trespassing outside the Stock Exchange and on Fleet Street, bringing the total number of arrests up to 1,130 since the protests began on 15 April, the Met Police said.

The Met said on Wednesday it imposed new conditions on the protest area in Marble Arch, making it a criminal offence to protest outside a designated area or incite others to protest outside of it.

Anyone not sure what is included in the area, marked in red on the map, should ask one of the officers there, the force said.

The conditions, which were imposed under the Public Order Act, will remain in force until 14:45 BST on Saturday.

The group had previously said it would end its action later in the day, having previously blocked sites including Parliament Square and Waterloo Bridge.

Extinction Rebellion protesters also remain at Marble Arch, although no roads have been blocked there.

Meanwhile, Dame Emma Thompson, who joined the activists on Saturday, has defended flying from Los Angeles to London to take part.

The actress said it was "very difficult to do my job without occasionally flying" but she was "in the very fortunate position of being able to offset my carbon footprint".

The Hollywood star said people were going to have to fly less as "the future of this planet is at stake".

More than 10,000 officers have been deployed during the action.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said the protests had been a "huge challenge for our over-stretched and under-resourced Metropolitan Police".

The group said it would hold a "closing ceremony" at Speakers' Corner in Hyde Park at 17:00 BST.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-48049040
For some further context.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extinctio ... ccupations

So this is a pretty intense activist movement that is bringing some damn attention to climate change which we desperately need to do but alot of people are criticizing the movement for making unreasonable demands and their methods of getting attention.
Thoughts NSG?


Also a rather striking logo of an extinction hourglass.
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Flying from LA to London for protesting people flying to much. What self serving egotistical cunts they are. Anyone who glued themselves anywhere should be locked up, about a year will do.
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Postby Quaeg » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:54 am

Good for them. Bringing some attention to a vital issue through the most effective way possible, disruption of the status quo. Maybe you don't like them, but so long as people know what they're out there protesting then they don't have to be liked, it's not about making themselves popular.
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Postby Alvecia » Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:01 am

Genivaria wrote:
Alvecia wrote:Think I wandered past them blocking some bridges when I was in London earlier this year.

They notably blocked off Waterloo Bridge on April 15th.

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A lot of people gripe about the economic costs of these actions, but it's only speculation.
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One of the ludicrous things about this country is that we have rules about where you can and can't protest, and you have to inform the police beforehand. It's like informing the enemy of where you plan to march, and letting them set all the rules of engagement.
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Postby Ostroeuropa » Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:52 am

Dumb Ideologies wrote:A lot of people gripe about the economic costs of these actions, but it's only speculation.


I cracked open an energy drink and sipped some then spat it out all over my screen in order to give this it's proper dues.
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Postby Balnik » Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:53 am

These losers should do something productive instead of gluing each other to inconvenient surfaces.
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Greater vakolicci haven wrote:One of the ludicrous things about this country is that we have rules about where you can and can't protest, and you have to inform the police beforehand. It's like informing the enemy of where you plan to march, and letting them set all the rules of engagement.


so the police are your enemy?
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Greater vakolicci haven wrote:One of the ludicrous things about this country is that we have rules about where you can and can't protest, and you have to inform the police beforehand. It's like informing the enemy of where you plan to march, and letting them set all the rules of engagement.


(A crowd marches down the street)

Riot Police: Nice crowd you got there. Shame if something (Steps forward) Happened to it.

And then the whole thing gets covered up and all people hear about on Sky News is something about Brexit and not the Norsefire-esque shenanigans going on.

Seriously, that's quite the set of laws limiting the effectiveness of protests.
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Grater Tovakia wrote:
Greater vakolicci haven wrote:One of the ludicrous things about this country is that we have rules about where you can and can't protest, and you have to inform the police beforehand. It's like informing the enemy of where you plan to march, and letting them set all the rules of engagement.


so the police are your enemy?


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Greater vakolicci haven wrote:One of the ludicrous things about this country is that we have rules about where you can and can't protest, and you have to inform the police beforehand. It's like informing the enemy of where you plan to march, and letting them set all the rules of engagement.

I mean, you have to have some rules.
There's enough people protesting about enough things that if we just let them go at it willy nilly then literally nothing would ever get done.
All the bridges in London might as well not be there for all the good they'd be.
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Valrifell wrote:Where did they even get all this glue?

Poundland. Their glue is the most environmentally unfriendly stuff on the face of the Earth.
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Postby Greater vakolicci haven » Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:00 am

Alvecia wrote:
Greater vakolicci haven wrote:One of the ludicrous things about this country is that we have rules about where you can and can't protest, and you have to inform the police beforehand. It's like informing the enemy of where you plan to march, and letting them set all the rules of engagement.

I mean, you have to have some rules.
There's enough people protesting about enough things that if we just let them go at it willy nilly then literally nothing would ever get done.
All the bridges in London might as well not be there for all the good they'd be.

Really? How many people do you think are likely to protest at any one time for any issue?
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Valrifell wrote:Where did they even get all this glue?

Poundland. Their glue is the most environmentally unfriendly stuff on the face of the Earth.

Really? One of the organisers of the protests generally certainly bought a few massive tubs of glue from a builders warehouse, I know this because my friend was driving me and him to the train station (he had the glue at the time) on the same day.
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Alvecia wrote:
Greater vakolicci haven wrote:One of the ludicrous things about this country is that we have rules about where you can and can't protest, and you have to inform the police beforehand. It's like informing the enemy of where you plan to march, and letting them set all the rules of engagement.

I mean, you have to have some rules.
There's enough people protesting about enough things that if we just let them go at it willy nilly then literally nothing would ever get done.
All the bridges in London might as well not be there for all the good they'd be.


Sounds like an indication our system is not representative enough and that would be exactly the outcome that should happen. Things stop working until the system changes to make the protests unnecessary.
Do you remember the 2012 election where Mitt Romney said Russia was the biggest threat to world peace and Obama and the Democratic establishment mocked him, mere years before they began arguing they had allowed US sovereignty to be usurped on their watch by Russia and this is why the other side was unfit to govern?
That's alright, neither do they apparently.

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Postby Alvecia » Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:01 am

Greater vakolicci haven wrote:
Alvecia wrote:I mean, you have to have some rules.
There's enough people protesting about enough things that if we just let them go at it willy nilly then literally nothing would ever get done.
All the bridges in London might as well not be there for all the good they'd be.

Really? How many people do you think are likely to protest at any one time for any issue?

Knowing they're unrestricted? Anyone with a grievance.
Doesn't take many to shut down a road.
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Ostroeuropa wrote:
Alvecia wrote:I mean, you have to have some rules.
There's enough people protesting about enough things that if we just let them go at it willy nilly then literally nothing would ever get done.
All the bridges in London might as well not be there for all the good they'd be.


Sounds like an indication our system is not representative enough and that would be exactly the outcome that should happen. Things stop working until the system changes to make the protests unnecessary.

There'll always be protests. People love a good moan.
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Alvecia wrote:
Ostroeuropa wrote:
Sounds like an indication our system is not representative enough and that would be exactly the outcome that should happen. Things stop working until the system changes to make the protests unnecessary.

There'll always be protests. People love a good moan.


Give them a forum for their grievances to be heard with a good chance they'll change things, and that don't involve shutting down the economy or disrupting it.
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Do you remember the 2012 election where Mitt Romney said Russia was the biggest threat to world peace and Obama and the Democratic establishment mocked him, mere years before they began arguing they had allowed US sovereignty to be usurped on their watch by Russia and this is why the other side was unfit to govern?
That's alright, neither do they apparently.

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