Fed-up London commuters physically take back the train from climate protesters


Climate change activists in London are causing quite a disturbance with their demonstrations, and it appears people have had enough of it.

Protestors for Extinction Rebellion — a group that has clashed with police over the last several days — tried disrupting commuter train service in London on Wednesday morning. Gathered crowds, most of them just trying to get to work, were not having the public displays of lunacy. Some took to physically removing protesters from the tops of the train cars.

Like many videos out of the London protests, videos of the train incident are really quite astonishing. In one video two protestors are trying to yell at a crowd from the top of a train, but they are greeted with objects being thrown at them. One of them is physically pulled down, and the other is chased across the top of the train by another frustrated commuter who eventually wins out and forces the man to the ground.

Check out some videos below **Some footage contains harsh language**:

Commentator Katie Hopkins posted a video to her Twitter account thanking the “brilliant” commuters who fought back against the demonstrators.

“I just want to say a huge thank you to those brilliant commuters today,” Hopkins said. “We’re sick and tired of being messed around by the Extinction Rebellion idiots.”

She added that she hoped the protestors who were pulled from the top of the trains were given a “crafty pummeling whilst no one was looking.”


Commuters were reportedly shouting at the protestors. “I need to get to work, I have to feed my kids,” one Londoner reportedly said. While that’s a statement most people would respond to, these protestors have completely lost touch with reality.

Other videos of angry commuters show an Extinction Rebellion protestor literally gluing herself to a commuter train. Commuters are clearly angry at the woman, and she responds by acting as if ruining their day is okay because, you know, she’s saving the planet from mass extinction and all.

Plenty of folks took to social media to call out the Extinction Rebellion protestors and their choice to target working-class people, which is clearly not a great image for their cause.

Over a thousand people have been arrested during the Extinction Rebellion protests in London and over 100 people have been charged with crimes. The protests have caused so much disruption to the public that police have taken to banning demonstrations in certain parts of the city, which ER is currently trying to fight in court.

None other than 16-year-old climate change activist Greta Thunberg has encouraged the protestors to defy police and “break the rules.”


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