Commuters Fight Back As Video Shows Them Dragging Extinction Rebellion Protesters Off Top Of Train
London commuters have been filmed attacking Extinction Rebellion protesters off the top of a train at Canning Town station.
Campaigners can be seen holding up a sign that read 'Business as usual = DEATH' before commuters throw things at them and then drag them off the roof of the train.
According to Metro, the activists are targeting four lines including the Jubilee and the DLR, as part of their ongoing demonstration in the capital.
Commuters were forced to get off the train as one of the XR protesters begins to explain: "You guys have done nothing wrong. We're so sorry about this."
British Transport Police said that there have been four arrests made off the back of the disruptions.
Four arrests have so far been made at the obstruction incidents at Stratford and Canning Town on the Jubilee Line.- British Transport Police (@BTP) October 17, 2019
We remain at Shadwell DLR station, where specialist teams are working to remove four other protesters. #ExtinctionRebellion
Extinction Rebellion activists have issued an urgent plea, taking to Facebook they wrote: "GOVERNMENT PLEASE TELL THE TRUTH on the Climate and Ecological Emergency. We are at the end of the business as usual line, it is time to stop harming the world in which we live and begin repairing".
The group say that their actions are intended to bring 'economic disruption to the capital as part of the ongoing campaign to convince the Government to take meaningful action on the Climate and Ecological Emergency'.
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