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London disruption planned for Monday 15th April

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Vince_Ulam, Apr 6, 2019.

  1. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    It might come to nothing but for the week starting Monday 15th April a group of middle-class, middle-aged hippies calling themselves 'Extinction Rebellion' will be travelling from Oxford &c in an attempt to disrupt major junctions, roads & bridges in central London.

    Given that these hippies have planned their 'rebellion' as though it were some kind of sociological tabletop game I do not hold out much hope for their popular support but I want my London pals & chums to be aware of the possibility of disruption.

    There are clearly legitimate concerns around climate change but 'Extinction Rebellion' are essentially a beard for anarchists
  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    How will they be travelling? Bikes? Walking?

    If it's a fossil fuel vehicle of any kind then I shall smugly drive around more just to spite them! [kidding before this upsets people]
  3. burajda

    burajda Star commenter

    Thanks for the notice. Weve had students, cyclists, mini cab drivers, black cab drivers, algerians, remainers, leavers disrupting the capital recently so another bunch of disruptors wont make much difference. Then weve got our hard working tube workers, who will probably reject a 2.5% pay offer and go on strike as they regularly do.
  4. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    Yes indeed. Us Londoners are used to every group protesting about something turning up here aiming to 'disrupt London'. Fortunately the Met Police are very experienced in managing protests to balance the rights of protesters with the rights of Londoners to get on with their daily lives. Anyway it only ever affects a small area of central London, not where we actually live. Thanks for the heads up Vince. As you say, climate change is real and an important issue so I don't object to them bringing it to public notice (again) but I don't see how that justifies the vandalism at 13:38 on Vince's clip (for example).
    JL48 likes this.
  5. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    Crowds of people wondering around getting other peoples’ way? That is London
    les25paul, EmanuelShadrack and nomad like this.
  6. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

    Social Calendar 2019.

    6th April: Boat Race.
    15th April: Extinction Rebellion Demo London.
    14th June: Cendrillion at Glyndebourne.
    18th June: TransInYourFace Rally And Demo.
    7th July: Henley Regatta.
    2nd August: ProVegan Rally And Demo.
    5th August: Jools Annual Hootenanny.
    24th December: Carols From Kings.
    31st December: Anti Pork League Terror Attack.
  7. burajda

    burajda Star commenter

    No, they wander around getting in Londoners' way.
    Stiltskin and colpee like this.
  8. burajda

    burajda Star commenter

    Who's social calendar is that?
  9. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    The spray-painting at 04:36? Yes. I hope Gail was prosecuted.
  10. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    ER in Parliament last Monday:

  11. Stiltskin

    Stiltskin Star commenter

    What part of stand on the right is hard to understand? And take your rucksack off on the tube.
  12. CWadd

    CWadd Star commenter

    Heh. Never forgot the time I was on my way to work on the Tube, only for a crowd of public school kids (yes, they were in uniform, and I noticed the badges) rah-rahing at deafening volume about how they were going to join a big Union demonstration to "support the workers" and brandishing their copies of Das Kapital. I laughed so hard I missed my stop. Bum.

    (Am I a class warrior? I am if you're so blatantly hypocritical its funny...)

    To the OP - these demos from this group have been happening for a few months now. Most people ignore them, but thanks for the heads up. :)
  13. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    I acknowledge that Londoners are accustomed to some measure of disruption. ER are planning a week of this but, if they get their wish and many people are arrested, I doubt they would have sufficient bums to cause a disruption.

    It annoys me that at a time when policing is stretched everywhere these middle-class LARPers have planned deliberately to waste police time with their arrests and public funds on their subsequent processing. I hope examples are made of them.
  14. RebellingforLife

    RebellingforLife New commenter

    XR are planning more than a week of disruption and it's not just London that is targeted. There is no more pressing issue and our government is criminal in their negligence.

    This is a more up to date video for you Vince

  15. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Wandering or really wondering? :D
  16. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    Oh yeah, never noticed. A misspell, but in the context probably just as accurate!
    needabreak likes this.
  17. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    Michael Gove’s...
  18. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    As I will not be anywhere near London I do not care one jot. Even if I were to be there I would just avoid the areas concerned. Much ado about nothing;)
  19. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Seen it, and seldom have I seen such someone with such an unjustified sense of their own cleverness. I expect the authorities have made a study of it too such that if anything criminal or injurious happens on these days then the CPS does not have to look far to assign intent & responsibility.

    Enjoy your LARPing.
  20. sparklesparkle

    sparklesparkle Established commenter

    I can't help noticing they are all of a certain age. They also appear to be eccentrics with exceptionally simplistic views.

    I wonder if these demos are a chance for them to recover their lost youth. How many of them were on anti-apartheid or CND marches in the 80s?

    Don't they have family that will miss them over the holiday? Wouldn't the grandkids prefer them to be at home opening their vegan, fairtrade Easter eggs?
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