Climate protestors who deflate SUV tyres say they will soon be targeting Australia
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A vigilante group determined to leave Earth a better place than they found it have revealed they are heading Down Under to sabotage all the SUVs they can find.
Tyre Extinguishers were approached by News Corp, and, when asked if they were planning to visit the land girt by sea, they confirmed Australia was its 'next big target'.
They also said there are no legal issues stopping them from taking action on a micro-level.
PARIS: 30 SUVS DISARMED IN THE 7TH ARRONDISSEMENT AREA— The Tyre Extinguishers (@T_Extinguishers) May 30, 2023
Paris may be the most-extinguished city in the world as Paris TX continues its actions!
"Last night we disarmed 30 tanks, including a Land Rover Defender, probably the most war-ready vehicle we sabotaged!" pic.twitter.com/g2q71M3Tku
"It’s very hard to get caught doing this, unless SUV owners are going to stay up all night, every night defending their vehicle in the off chance we appear," a spokesperson told news.com.au.
"If someone is caught, there’s a debate about whether what we are doing is even illegal.
"In the UK, police forces are divided about whether it‘s a crime to let the air out of a tyre or not. It may not even meet the threshold for criminal damage."
The group revealed that they want to become the biggest frustration point for those driving the 'massive killer vehicles around our streets'.
"We’re taking this action because governments and politicians have failed to protect us from these huge vehicles," the spokesperson added.
"Everyone hates them, apart from the people who drive them."
GHENT, BELGIUM - 30 SUVS MADE SAFE ON MONDAY EVENING— The Tyre Extinguishers (@T_Extinguishers) May 23, 2023
Latest action by Tyre Extinguishers in a posh area of Ghent, after a similar action last month. Nice work!
Start a group where you are. https://t.co/cmqm5IOeg7 pic.twitter.com/Rq7TMQwSl2
Personally, this writer really hates people who ride around on obnoxiously loud motorbikes, but hey - everyone is different.
As per the Tyre Extinguishers' website, they're encouraging other rebels with a cause to 'inconvenience and expense SUV owners'.
"SUVs are bigger and heavier than other cars, they are more polluting and use more fuel," their website states.
"This makes them a disaster for our climate. International Energy Agency researchers were shocked in 2019 to find that SUVs are the second-largest cause of the global rise in carbon dioxide emissions over the past decade – more than shipping, aviation, heavy industry and even trucks."
NEW ACTION: BRNO, CZECHIA— The Tyre Extinguishers (@T_Extinguishers) April 25, 2023
"We disarmed 46 SUVs last evening in Brno. Brno has its problems with cars. In 2020, an SUV driver ran over a 19-month-old girl because she did not see her from her giant car. The driver got away with a suspended sentence." pic.twitter.com/3MUTCp6TF7
The rebel rousers have even released a handy pamphlet to teach any start-out saboteurs how they too can let down a tyre.
"Our aim is to make it impossible to own a huge polluting 4x4 in the world’s urban areas," the informational packet states.
"To do that, we need people everywhere deflating 4x4 tyres, week-in, week-out."
People are encouraged to work under the cover of darkness to avoid getting caught.
If any Marvel movie is anything to go by, some places have superheroes while it looks like Australia will just have a bunch of vigilantes. And the Hemsworths, which is the closest we'll ever get to having the real God of Thunder.
The UK-based group first reared its head in 2022, with demonstrations spreading to Germany, France, Spain, the Netherlands, the US, and soon the land of the Red Kangaroo.