8 favourite responses after Extinction Rebellion brought chaos to the Tube
Awful scenes in east London today where climate change protestors brought the London Underground to a halt and were dragged off the top of trains by pissed off commuters.
Extinction Rebellion activists brought chaos to the Jubilee Line and Docklands Light Railway after clambering on top of climbed on top of trains at Stratford, Canning Town and Shadwell.
— Holly Collins (@HollyJoCollins) October 17, 2019
And it was pretty much all anyone was talking about on Twitter this morning. Here are our favourite 7 things people said about it.
👏🏾 I'm lucky enough that if I can't get to work I can work from home. A lot of the Canning Town contingent don't have such luxury. Wrong station for these lot to try. Again screams middle class folk telling the working class what they can and can't do, where they can and can't go
— Jam (@_Jampot) October 17, 2019
Environmentalists blocking public transport. Amazing. Just a suggestion guys, but maybe don't use protest to stop people making the lifestyle choices you're demanding. https://t.co/wltpimPRTn
— Ian Dunt (@IanDunt) October 17, 2019
I only started coming to work by tube because of Greta Thunberg. And now I run the risk of the train being hijacked by the lunatic fringe of Extinction Rebellion. Would they rather we all drove? Targeting commuters on public transport is a staggeringly stupid move.
— James O'Brien (@mrjamesob) October 17, 2019
I support the Extinction Rebellion protests because they’ve made people sit up and notice, but targeting an area like Canning Town where every hour of lost pay will have a major impact on people’s lives is stupid and wildly misjudged. Go after the big businesses and government.
— AAAARGHZZOPARDI (@TheAzzo) October 17, 2019
Mad that Extinction Rebellion think standing on a tube train is effective disruption when they couldn’t just spent more than 30 seconds fumbling for their Oyster card at the ticket gate & caused exactly the same level of rage.
— Tiernan Douieb (@TiernanDouieb) October 17, 2019
Nobody comes out of the Canning Town incident well. Extinction Rebellion for targeting public transport when they should support it. The platform mob for kicking the shit out of the protester. The armchair hard men on Twitter cheering the violence. What an ugly start to the day.
— Simon Price (@simon_price01) October 17, 2019
"Who are the most calm and understanding people?"
"Well definitely Londoners commuting at rush hour"
"Shall we cause a nonsense then?"
"But isn't using public transport a good thing really?"
"Fuck the shut up"
— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) October 17, 2019
And this is what the train drivers’ union had to say.
Dear Extinction Rebellion,
The Tube & all modes of public transport are part of the solution to climate change, not the problem.
Can we kindly suggest you stick to protesting against those who create the problem. Not our industry, members + hard working commuters.
— ASLEF (@ASLEFunion) October 17, 2019
We’re with @mrnickharvey.
.@ExtinctionR The planet needs you. Don't be dicks.
— Nick Harvey (@mrnickharvey) October 17, 2019