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Commuters Fight Back As Video Shows Them Dragging Extinction Rebellion Protesters Off Top Of Train

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.

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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.

Food or drink was thrown at the man. Credit: Twitter/@mahatir_pasha
Food or drink was thrown at the man. Credit: Twitter/@mahatir_pasha

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.

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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'.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@mahatir_pasha

Topics: uk news, News

Rebecca Shepherd

I'm Becky - a journalist at LADbible. I graduated with a First Class BA in Journalism before going on to cover criminal court cases, medical tribunals and breaking news for the national media - which inevitably and eventually became as glum as it sounds. Can often be found rocking a bag for life - which I made a 'thing' way before Rihanna. You can contact me at [email protected]

 

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