Extinction Rebellion ‘fake blood’ fire hose climate protest goes comically wrong

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October 4, 2019 2:03 am


Nor is it a Fire Engine. It’s a truck painted red, filled with water.

It might be a decommissioned Fire Engine but that consigns it to the above description.

B d Clark
Reply to  HotScot
October 4, 2019 2:25 am

Yep its definitely a decommissioned fire engine, the real question here is how can a bunch of activists get so near to a important government building ,set up and start there comedy routine without being intercepted by the security bods. Was this allowed by the powers that be? Or just incompetence on behalf of the security services.

Reply to  B d Clark
October 4, 2019 2:31 am

B d Clark

Since 9/11 any commercial aeroplane posing a threat runs the risk of being shot down by fighters.

How much fertilser could that truck potentially hold and what damage could it inflict.

As you say, that thing should have been intercepted and the occupants/participants arrested until any terrorism threat was was established.

Will we never learn in the UK?

B d Clark
Reply to  HotScot
October 4, 2019 2:41 am

Yep the sides of the truck are roll up doors were the kit is kept plenty of room to stash some nasties .and the tank,tanks as you say could be filled with a fertiliser mix, I think a nod and a wink followed by a blind eye was involved here. Still give them enough rope they will hang themselves.

Reply to  B d Clark
October 4, 2019 4:31 am

Truth is like a fire hose. If you don’t have a firm grip you wind up drenched.

Aidan Donnelly
Reply to  HotScot
October 4, 2019 5:28 am

The smartest thing they did, probably accidentally, was to use an Emergency Vehicle. That is the most likely reason they were able to park there without question.

Reply to  Aidan Donnelly
October 4, 2019 6:52 pm


Or the dumbest thing. That’ll be how terrorists do it the next time.

Reply to  HotScot
October 4, 2019 6:35 am

Just fertilizer wouldn’t be a problem. To go bang you need ammonium nitrate based fertilizer mixed with fuel oil (diesel). Known a ANFO, this is one of the most popular explosives used in the mining industry. The use it in a pellet/powder form. Even a home made mixture is going to be pretty thick. I don’t think you’d have an easy time filling a tanker fire truck with the stuff without heavy modification.

Reply to  MattS
October 4, 2019 8:54 am

They are a bunch of incompetent idiots. They couldn’t organise a piss-up in a brewery.

Mike Ozanne
Reply to  MattS
October 4, 2019 12:11 pm

It’s not appropriate to discuss the details but it isn’t as difficult as you might think

Reply to  MattS
October 4, 2019 8:29 pm

It wouldn’t be hard at all to make a prill truck out of that jalopy!
And the explosion would probably level that building they’re parked in front of!
At least the facade would be gone!

Bryan A
Reply to  HotScot
October 4, 2019 9:24 am

Good morning Boys and Girls, Welcome to the neighborhood, can you spell DOOFUS?
D O O F U S … I knew you could

Reply to  Bryan A
October 4, 2019 6:04 pm

Hahahahahahahaha hahahahahahahaha hahahahahahahaha

It is certainly disconcerting a load of (climate) terrorists could get that close. Heads should roll.

James Fosser
Reply to  HotScot
October 4, 2019 3:10 pm


Right-Handed Shark
Reply to  B d Clark
October 4, 2019 4:24 am

If it’s decommissioned, the pump should be removed.
But anyway, that truck gets about 3 mpg fully laden. Just what is the environmental cost of hypocrisy?

Dave Ward
Reply to  Right-Handed Shark
October 4, 2019 6:05 am

“Just what is the environmental cost of hypocrisy?”

Another video I’ve seen shows clouds of black smoke pouring out of the exhaust at one point! REAL Carbon emissions, NOT harmless CO2…

Reply to  Dave Ward
October 4, 2019 8:08 am

An older diesel engine and one that likely needs to be rebuilt.
They likely fueled it with the cheapest diesel available.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Dave Ward
October 4, 2019 11:40 pm

May have been used chip fat to appear “environmentally friendly”!

Johann Wundersamer
Reply to  Dave Ward
October 13, 2019 10:34 pm


An older diesel engine and one that likely needs to be rebuilt.
They likely fueled it with the cheapest diesel available.

– They didn’t take horses because of methane “pollution”:


+ they weren’t enough men to pull the engine themselves:


Dodgy Geezer
Reply to  B d Clark
October 4, 2019 4:49 am

UK Whitehall Government Offices are simply on the street with a pavement entrance. There are no external fences and no external guards – though the ground floor Windows will be sealed.

It is considered impolite for a terrorist to take advantage of this.

Reply to  Dodgy Geezer
October 4, 2019 8:31 pm

Oh, jolly good show!

Jimmy Haigh
Reply to  HotScot
October 4, 2019 2:58 am

Apparently they bought it on Ebay.

Stephen Richards
Reply to  Jimmy Haigh
October 4, 2019 12:01 pm

and it doesn’t have a road licence and maybe no insurance. I did see any arrests

Bloke down the pub
Reply to  HotScot
October 4, 2019 3:40 am

According to reports on twitter, the vehicle wasn’t taxed or tested and therefore not insured either. Don’t suppose that would bother these muppets but in all probability they will face their biggest penalty for these infringements rather than the protest itself.

Gerry, England
Reply to  Bloke down the pub
October 4, 2019 5:52 am

Operating it incompetently also endangers people going about their lawful business on the public highway. But with the judiciary infected with liberal disease they will just get a slap on the wrist. Also we should be much stricter about who we let in judging by the non-London accent on the video.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Gerry, England
October 4, 2019 7:23 pm

I would say he was South African.

Dave Ward
Reply to  Bloke down the pub
October 4, 2019 6:10 am

I believe they are claiming that it was insured and MOT’d (UK Vehicle safety test), but a twitter user posted a screenshot from the .GOV site “Is It Taxed” which clearly shows the vehicle tax (or Road Fund Licence, if you prefer) expired at the end of August. Without this any insurance is automatically invalid…

Reply to  Dave Ward
October 4, 2019 1:52 pm

Insurance is not invalidated by not paying the road fund license, it is a tax and has no bearing on safety or roadworthiness . Not having a valid MOT would invalidate most insurance cover.

They probably are guilty of criminal damage for spraying the building.

Shame they can’t find someone who speaks English to criticise the govt.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Greg
October 4, 2019 7:22 pm

An MOT certificate is only valid on the day of the MOT test.

Reply to  HotScot
October 4, 2019 4:31 am

More importantly, those are not trained fire fighters.

There is a big problem with university educated people disrespecting the skills of people they think are less educated. What could possibly go wrong?

In context of renewable energy, we have bloviating PhD scientists who think they understand the problems involved better than supposedly less educated engineers.

I’m darn sure David Suzuki does not understand renewable energy anywhere near as well as he thinks he does.

Doug Huffman
Reply to  commieBob
October 4, 2019 5:09 am

Not trained as any useful occupation. I’m 70 and know how to crawl down a dropped hose. AND smart enough to secure the pump. IDIOTS.

Aqueous Fire Fighting Solution is mostly actual blood, is very sticky and foamy and would have been more effective.

Reply to  Doug Huffman
October 5, 2019 10:29 am

Doug Huffman

Those were my first thoughts. The rawest rookie knows how to crawl down a broken hose line,
Defiantly not trained Fire Fighters.

BTW they stopped putting blood and animal parts in AFFF. Which made the Crash Rescues guys who had to put it out on hot runways happy. (of coursed they stopped foaming runways too)

Gary Mount
Reply to  commieBob
October 4, 2019 6:50 am

I have a brother in-law with a degree from the University of British Columbia and he is a fire fighter for the city of Surrey, B.C.

Pop Piasa
Reply to  commieBob
October 4, 2019 7:31 am

It’s more about the amount of knowledge absorbed in academia vs the amount of hubris absorbed, which tends to handicap the knowledge factor in real world situations.

A personal anecdote; One of our departments at the university from which I retired had a big event for which they wanted to put giant signs on the grassed knolls surrounding the student parking. They told the engineers where they wanted to put the signs and we had it all located and marked for utilities, so the volunteers could drive meter-long stakes for guy wires.
When the group showed up after regular hours to install the signage, someone decided that one location was not visible enough, and the sign was moved a totally new site not located for utilities. Consequently a metal rod was driven into the high-voltage power supply cable for the parking lot lighting, causing a small arc explosion which fortunately only blew the sledgehammer out of the guy’s hands.
You shouldn’t let some folks work without supervision by crafts. 😉

Reply to  commieBob
October 4, 2019 7:56 am

It merely further demonstrates their lack of technical skill and knowledge.
They don’t even know how to connect a hose, yet they seem to know that the world’s climate is going to kill them.
Here’s a revelation for them: “Your own stupidity is going to kill you, and potentially others around you. You are more dangerous than the weather.”

Reply to  commieBob
October 5, 2019 11:30 am

We were taught in the Navy that the way to stop a runaway hose (assuming you can’t just shut down its water supply) is to stand on it as far away from the dangerous nozzle as you can, cutting (or at least minimizing) the flow of water. Once it calms down, you make a loop of hose and kink it. Looks like they didn’t know that.

Stephen Richards
Reply to  HotScot
October 4, 2019 12:00 pm

Looks like a Dennis to me. Perhaps hot scot is not so hot

Hot under the collar
Reply to  HotScot
October 4, 2019 6:49 pm

It’s an old fire truck (pump) using a very old diesel engine, pumping out some serious diesel particulate pollutants in central London. It probably does about 5mpg and they have wasted about 1000 gallons of water, not including the necessary clean up operation. All for publicity to keep the climate scare going.

Reply to  HotScot
October 5, 2019 1:23 am

Worst of all, these muppets demonstrate their total inadequacy of dealing with an emergency. The guy with the blue/red jacket on casually walks away while the red fluid is ankle high flooding his feet. He then turns around and casually walk toward the wildly swinging hose that almost knocks him over. Still not understanding the danger and the forces involved he then proceeds to grab the hose and is again almost knocked over by it.
The other self-proclaimed rebel girl with the rucksack steps in to get the situation under control and tries for a whole 18 seconds to do something before walking away.
If that is the resolve of this sorid bunch of w*nkers, we are in for a first rate clown show.

October 4, 2019 2:04 am

There’s a kill switch on the pump panel to shut the pump down when a hose bursts.
It’s clear they had nobody trained to use that machine.
And nobody was wearing the required personal protective equipment (at least helmets and gloves).
UK Workplace Health and Safety should ping ’em.

And they emitted carbons!

Reply to  Cardimona
October 4, 2019 6:39 am

One gets the impression that if these people get their way or are in charge, they really would have blood on their hands because their incompetence would kill many.

Reply to  Cardimona
October 4, 2019 6:40 am

You beat me to it, Cardimona, but that was my first thought watching the video, “Kill the pump!”

The only thing better would have been if a bunch of Extinction Rebellion dimwits had glued their selves to the pavement before the hose broke loose; no way to run from a good soaking.

Reply to  H.R.
October 4, 2019 10:05 am

“… kill the pump!” Someone eventually did, a bystander by the looks of it. Walked up to the control panel, shut off the pump, walked away. Obviously knew what he was about.

Leo Smith
October 4, 2019 2:10 am

UK? with a South Ifrican Accent?

Reply to  Leo Smith
October 4, 2019 2:42 am

How did the commentator get here?
I bet he didn’t walk or cycle from SA.
Typical climate change hypocrite – after you old chap wit the carbon free life.

Reply to  Crowcatcher
October 4, 2019 3:05 am

Afrikaans speaking South African speaking English. I wonder if he addresses the own extinction event currently underway in his country of origin? Or is protesting the actual death of farmers low on the virtue signalling scale?

Doug Huffman
Reply to  Ljh
October 4, 2019 5:10 am

I too noticed the strained English accent.

October 4, 2019 2:16 am

That truck is full of fossil fuels, miles of plastic wire covering, tires, interior, seals etc etc .. ER are seriously bored people who are uneducated in the facts of weather… Isn’t this the same thing as using a diesel generator when they did the Manchester protest.

October 4, 2019 2:20 am

A diesel engined protest.
That isn’t what I call joined up thinking…_

October 4, 2019 2:20 am

Who is going to pay to clean that up? They are no “Rebels”, they should be arrested, and fined. They do not clean up plastics, plant trees, clean the coastal beaches of plastic, all they want is control. Also, somebody should ask them, how did they get to the city? Are they all vegan, are they wearing vegan clothes… And I’m sure I missed the memo which stated that all cameras, mobile phones, and fire trucks are made from completely fossil fuel free products 😐

Reply to  Sunny
October 4, 2019 8:14 am

What kind of paint is it? Oil-based or water-based latex?

Tractor Gent
Reply to  Sunny
October 4, 2019 9:09 am

They should make restitution. If they had to pay for the clean-up some Sugar Daddy would cough up. Therefore they should all do enough Community Service that the same work at minimum wage would equal or exceed the cleanup cost.

Reply to  Tractor Gent
October 4, 2019 9:41 am

Let the sugar daddy cough-up and give the perpetrators community service. …wearing dunce caps.

Peter Martin
October 4, 2019 2:25 am

The Ecologist are selling XR T-shirts for £19. Apparently.

There maybe some discounted. In red.

Mike Haseler (Scottish Sceptic)
October 4, 2019 2:25 am

No tax, no MOT, no sense and no science.

Reply to  Mike Haseler (Scottish Sceptic)
October 4, 2019 7:01 am

And in all probability, no fine.

Pop Piasa
Reply to  MarkW
October 4, 2019 7:46 am


Bryan A
Reply to  Pop Piasa
October 4, 2019 12:24 pm

Lack of Science and Lack of ConScience

Crispin in Waterloo
Reply to  MarkW
October 4, 2019 8:52 am

The (obviously) South African would have said the classic SA phrase, “Ya, well, no, fine.”

The video too is a classic from this day forth.

October 4, 2019 2:32 am

Hearing that big diesel chugging away as it pumped that tainted water at an environmental protest really made my morning 🙂

October 4, 2019 2:37 am


Imagine what would happen if their was no fossil fuels?

Reply to  Sunny
October 4, 2019 7:02 am

I doubt any of those blokes would survive long once the food in the grocery stores ran out.

Reply to  MarkW
October 4, 2019 11:30 am

They wouldn’t last a minute w/o their cellphones.

Jimmy Haigh
October 4, 2019 2:46 am

An oil industry geologist of my acquaintance who is an extremist global-warmongering Trump-hating anti-Brexit Greta-worshipping hypocrite of weapons grade level said that this was a legitimate protest…

Reply to  Jimmy Haigh
October 4, 2019 8:17 am

That’s a strange combination. Usually, geologists from academia and government tend to be Leftists. Geologists employed (or formerly employed) by industry tend to be more Conservative.

October 4, 2019 2:47 am

It’s perfectly clear that the ER clowns are utterly clueless when it comes to the real, physical world. Just watch them run around desperately trying to hold the firehose down instead of merely turning off the pump.

October 4, 2019 2:54 am

The video is on the Guardian website today. Hilariously, they don’t say anything about the debacle.

Reply to  Graemethecat
October 4, 2019 8:53 pm

There’s one with a Benny Hill accompaniment.

October 4, 2019 2:55 am

They cannot predict what their hose will do, but they predict exactly what the climate will do, for the whole Earth, for 100 years. Such big is the stupidity of the brainwashed cargo cultists.

October 4, 2019 2:58 am

The narrator begins, “Good morning. This is Climate Extinction London, and we are here at the UK Treasury. This morning you will see that we are just making the public aware again that this protest is being held to highlight the inconsistency between the UK government’s insistence that the UK is a world leader in tackling climate breakdown while at the same time putting vast amounts of money into fossil exploration…”

“Fossil Exploration?” They’re protesting fossil exploration?

What a maroon!!

Ron Long
Reply to  Bob Tisdale
October 4, 2019 3:11 am

So, Bob, I wonder what the paleontologists think about that? Students in paleontology, not too late to change your major to something like “Saving One Maroon At A Time”, or SOMAAT!

Reply to  Bob Tisdale
October 4, 2019 3:17 am

Damn dinosaurs.

alastair hray
October 4, 2019 3:18 am

A national disgrace that loonies take over a public street and approach to a government building. Not a policeman in sight – probably all dancing in the street with the loonies Nevermind Brexit We [have] abdicated our future to China and these idiots are the cheerleaders for it Climate leader [China] would turn the tanks loose on these morons

Reply to  alastair hray
October 4, 2019 5:51 am

No police or security; but plenty of reporters with cameras.

Could no one see that something significant (and possibly dangerous) was about to happen and think to alert authorities?
Or have many governments now retreated to the City of Baltimore mode of “back off and let them express their rage.”?

Reply to  George Daddis
October 4, 2019 8:52 am

Did you not see the woman police person,
enter the building to warn people about what was to happen?
Perhaps she should have stopped it?

October 4, 2019 3:27 am

I am still awaiting an apology from someone as to why I was dropped off on the wrong planet.

Reply to  Alex
October 4, 2019 4:36 am

No, no, Alex – THEY were dropped off on the wrong planet. Even Mars is the wrong planet. Wrong Solar System, in fact.

Reply to  Alex
October 4, 2019 8:53 am

To add to all the wrongs — isn’t that “fire-engine” on the wrong side of the road or facing the wrong way for London? 😉

Reply to  Alex
October 4, 2019 7:10 pm

Sub-Etha devices don’t work in galactic sector ZZ plural Z alpha for some reason. No chance of a lift out here any time soon. You may have to wait a while longer for that apology.

John in Oz
October 4, 2019 3:40 am

Is ‘Climate breakdown’ the new go-to description of CAGW?

Has ‘climate emergency’ already lost its effect?

It’s a pity the hose broke before it pushed all of them off the top of the truck.

Richard S Courtney
Reply to  John in Oz
October 4, 2019 4:02 am

John in Oz,

I would welcome being corrected if I am wrong, but I do not think the hose broke.

It looks to me that they had no idea how to handle a high pressure hose, and they had not practised their stunt in advance, so when the water pressure was turned on they lost control of the hose.

Muppets. Really, really muppets. And they want people to listen to them?!!


Reply to  Richard S Courtney
October 4, 2019 7:01 am

You are correct Richard, the PSI levels was likely over 100, which would be too hard for most people to handle.

I have handled 2 inch fire hose coming off the Fire Hydrant several times, it is not easy holding the hose, which is why you see husky firemen handling them.

Rick C PE
Reply to  Sunsettommy
October 4, 2019 8:22 am

Looks like a standard 2.5 inch hose probably at 30-45 psi. It’s pretty clear that the nozzle & play pipe were not properly attached to the hose.

Reply to  Rick C PE
October 5, 2019 8:37 am

looked as if the hose nozzle wasnt at full open but near closed?
nd as the pressure built the nozzle ripped off..
whatever happened its damned funny
and yes shows just HOW useless they are at reaction to a crisis in real life.

Bruce Cobb
Reply to  Richard S Courtney
October 4, 2019 8:01 am

Richard, if you go to :57 on the video, you will see that there is a catastrophic failure of some sort, with fake blood flying everywhere. Also, when they are trying to get a hold of it afterwards on the ground, it appears to be without its nozzle. They do turn down the pump to help someone get a hold of it (don’t know if they ever did).

Reply to  Richard S Courtney
October 5, 2019 10:52 am

The hose broke. You can see there is no coupling on the end of it.

Komrade Kuma
Reply to  John in Oz
October 4, 2019 4:30 am

‘Climate breakdown’ is just another desperate marketing slogan pressganged into use by these self important imbeciles because none of the others seem to work anymore, what with the sort of nutjobs pulling stunts like this and destroying whatever shred of credibility they might have once had.

The so called progressives never seem to get it when it comes to their history of failures. While they are quite imaginative in coming up with ideas they are utterly incompetent when it comes to successful implementation. These nearly extinct rebels are just the latest example.

In Oz we had a post GFC stimulus package to install insulation batts in residential housing for free, i.e. paid by the government. The result was an industry swamped by demand, a massive influx of dirtbag opportunists who employed untrained installers, four of whom died in fires or by electrocution and a hundred or more houses burned down. The existing installers were smashed out of the industry by the dirtbags who bought cheap crap from China then the whole thing was shut down as the awful reality became apparent leaving the original industry players high and dry until a commission of inquiry had a good hard look at the whole debacle.

But hey, they were just trying to help save the planet.

The whole fustercluck is now just referred to as ‘Pink Batts’ and is the Oz benchmark for feelgood stuffups.

Gary Mount
Reply to  Komrade Kuma
October 4, 2019 7:02 am

As an outcome of the energy crisis of the 70s and early 1980s new building codes for Canada was implemented which eventually cost British Columbians billions of dollars in what became known as the condo rot crisis. I still have many pamphlets and booklets on the various energy efficiency programs from that era.

Reply to  Komrade Kuma
October 5, 2019 8:40 am

and now we have the same stupid running the “pinkpanels” scam
how they can hand people 2,500k inn CASH for installing solar panels
at 30k ? applications pre month limit in vic I gather..and people NOT wondering how thats being paid for?
and the payback rate from powercos on that power produced is around 6 to 9c a kwhr
when we are charged 29 to 34c in rural areas
and people still think theyre saving money and its such a bargain

Alan the Brit
Reply to  John in Oz
October 4, 2019 8:29 am

Hear, hear! Totally irresponsible! They could have been involved in an RTA & injured or worse killed someone! The protesters are probably on benefits as they clearly do not appear to work with plenty of time to undertake these protests/stunts (most likely)! All I know if I was stopped by the police with no Road Tax, no MOT test, & NO INSURANCE, they would make a full example of me & rightly so! Perhaps we Brits should stop paying for these expensive necessities & simply claim to be saving the planet when going out for the evening/day/weekend for dinner or lunch, it would save many of us a fortune! What’s the betting this incident will be swept under the proverbial carpet & the MSM will never mention it again!

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Alan the Brit
October 4, 2019 9:49 pm

RTA’s (Road Traffic Accident) are called RTC’s now. Road Traffic Collisions because they are no accident.

Garland Lowe
October 4, 2019 3:44 am

What a bunch of idiots.

Reply to  Garland Lowe
October 4, 2019 5:19 am

On the contrary, they have sent a powerful message to the British public that whatever the activists do, and irrespective of how many laws they break (see Michael Ozanne’s post below), the police will do nothing to restrain them and protect the public and public property. Painting a building with fake blood whether successful or not was not the real message . The real message was that they can do what they like, to anyone or any property, anywhere in Britain , with no restraint whatsoever.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  mikewaite
October 4, 2019 9:51 pm


October 4, 2019 3:58 am

Fits right in with the 1010 ads of 9 years ago.


Michael Ozanne
October 4, 2019 4:02 am

As far as I can tell the following occured :

They were too stupid to:
a)secure the nozzle to the hose
b)Turn off the tap when they “lost control of it”

Committed a common assault by clobbered the graun journo they tipped off about the stunt

Recklessly endangered the public by operating pressurised liquid equipment in a public place without possessing even a single clue about safe operation..

The following Road traffic offences were committed
No Tax
No MoT vehicle safety certificate
Driver not licensed to this class of vehicle
If no MoT the vehicle is uninsured if driven irrespective of any policy held

Having flashing blues on a private vehicle even if disabled is an offense under the Vehicle Lighting regulations.

The following civil penalty notices incurred
Parking on a “red route”
Not paying Congestion Charge
Not Paying Low Emission Zone charge

The following environmental offences were committed
Deliberate damage to a Grade II listed building
Discharging untreated vegetable waste into a watercourse.

Meantime they have contacted Mystic Meg so that the spirit of Mack Sennet can be channeled for the planning of future operations.

Reply to  Michael Ozanne
October 4, 2019 4:32 am

Michael ozanne

All true.. let’s see who gets arrested and fined or jailed… The woman whos name I forget, took a psychedelic while on holiday and said god told her to save the planet.. If using fossil fuels saves the planet, what are they protesting for?

Reply to  Sunny
October 4, 2019 5:04 am

I wonder if that is the same woman who suggested “eating the babies” to save the planet at a recent AOC townhall.

Michael Ozanne
Reply to  Sparko
October 4, 2019 6:50 am

To be fair Jonathan Swift beat to the punch by 290 years… only he was being absurd on purpose…

John Tillman
Reply to  Michael Ozanne
October 4, 2019 7:16 pm

Yes, and his modest proposal applied only to Irish babies. Here in the 21st century we’ve advanced so far toward social justice that babies of all ethnicities are equally fair game.

Reply to  Michael Ozanne
October 4, 2019 6:29 am

Minor disagreement, looking at the picture it looks as though it is parked on double yellow lines, not a red route.

October 4, 2019 4:40 am

Well! That was certainly the dumbest thing I’ve seen in a while! And the silliest. Colored water doesn’t really look or smell like blood, either, and where would they get enough to try to pull off this stunt, anyway?

Another proof in real time of their pure lack of understanding about things in general.

Bryan A
Reply to  Sara
October 4, 2019 9:33 am

Easy enough, a slaughter house.
A cow has an average of 10 gallons each and Pigs average around 4-5 gallons each.
Just dose the animals on anticoagulants prior to harvesting their blood

October 4, 2019 4:47 am

Someone should put the music from the Benny Hill Show on this video.

J Mac
Reply to  Graemethecat
October 4, 2019 12:52 pm


October 4, 2019 4:48 am

Its funny how as soon as they try to do something in the real world it rapidly turns to excrement. These guys staged a protest recently and did it in front of the wrong building. Yet they want to tell us how to change the world? beyond a hashtag campaign and whining to each other they have no clue.

Tom Gelsthorpe
October 4, 2019 5:07 am

Political street theater degenerates to farce effortlessly, even when it doesn’t begin as farce in the first place.

We shouldn’t expect even minimal self-awareness from people who believe they will save the world by going crazy in public spaces. However, onlookers who are NOT crazy, can still be amused.

October 4, 2019 5:29 am

I hope them make these extinction rebelion slobs clean up the mess they created.

October 4, 2019 5:32 am

XR and St Greta’s squad are quite closely linked.

The latter are getting quite excited, along with the BBC and Graun, about her shoo-in for the Obama/Arafat Nobel for getting lots of brownie points from SJWs. One is sure many will be there to celebrate, just in case.

My question is, how will they all be getting there?


Because, surely none would DARE fly in?

M Courtney
October 4, 2019 5:34 am

I commented on this at The Gurdian yesterday when they reported it. I copy the Guardian thread that followed. Note, This is the Guardian.
MCourtney 24h ago
How on earth can you get hold of a fire engine, pretend to be emergency workers and then try to use the equipment without proper training or maintenance?
Well, I can see how they do it. Stupidly.
But how can they do it without getting a lengthy jail term?

andya2015 MCourtney 23h ago
I think Extinction Rebellion should be forced to pay for the clean-up operation. What a stupid stunt and a waste of food dye too. Yet more precious resources wasted in the clean up as well.

mrtarifa MCourtney 22h ago
Hopefully perpetrators arrested and charged with criminal damage, and fined heavily. Their supporters can rally round and raise funds by holding a lentil bake sale.
Or maybe just ask their Islington parents for a handout.

ethelfrida andya2015 20h ago
What about the cost of failing to take action on climate change? People have been warning politely about the threat for years, and no-one has taken the slightest notice.

andya2015 ethelfrida 3h ago
But spraying fake blood over the Treasury building isn’t a solution. And delivering it from a diesel engined fire engine isn’t exactly the best image either for a bunch of people who are against climate change. Hypocrites.

Michael Ozanne
Reply to  M Courtney
October 4, 2019 6:01 am

How do you get hold of a fire engine?

like this https://www.trucklocator.co.uk/listings/trucks/for-sale/32920809/2000-volvo-fl6

Impersonating emergency workers.. well not by costume of fake ID that we can see, but they have left “Fire and Rescue Service” flashes on the side of the vehicle..

Operating a pressurised anything without the required training and equipment is a f*****g stupid thing to do and they are lucky to have got away unhurt.

Now I don’t wish harm unto those I don’t know and haven’t met, but if these pillocks had ended up in Casualty I fear it would have been impossible not to laugh….

October 4, 2019 5:40 am

And even better

The vehicle is untaxed and has no MOT – test certificate

Then there’s the unauthorised change to the facade of a Grade1 listed building as per planning law

What utter amateurs

October 4, 2019 5:46 am

Such a pity none of them were seriously injured by their illegal idiocy.

son of mulder
October 4, 2019 5:53 am

Why did the police and security allow this to happen?
Why have the police and security allowed various disruptive Climate Extinction demos in London recently?

We have a serious problem with the authorities in the UK.

Reply to  son of mulder
October 4, 2019 2:23 pm

“Why did the police and security allow this to happen?”
Well this was taking place in London on Sadiq Khan’s watch.

October 4, 2019 5:55 am

Why was no-one stopping them? They seem to have taken their time setting up. Cleaning up the front of an historic building was always likely to be an expensive job.

M Courtney
October 4, 2019 5:57 am

Mind you, even the Guardian is beginning to question Climate XR’s credentials.

But why is the movement so white? Why is that a problem? And what can be done to change it?

October 4, 2019 5:57 am

The extinction should start with Extinction Rebellion. They are not climate change protesters, they are eco-fascists and should recognised and treated as such.

20 years in a gulag would sort them out. Hard but fair, that’s me.

Reply to  leitmotif
October 4, 2019 6:17 am

20 years in a gulag

It’s all the rage

tudents at a leading London university have been condemned as blind to reality after defending the system of Soviet Gulag labour camps where thousands perished as “compassionate” places of rehabilitation.

Trans rights campaigners at Goldsmiths University described the Gulags as benign places where inmates received education, training and enjoyed the opportunity to take part in clubs, sports and theatre groups.

Killer Marmot
Reply to  fretslider
October 4, 2019 12:00 pm

Reminds me Nazi Germany propaganda clips where they showed incarcerated Jews happily sewing and chatting away as they made uniforms. Looked like a Tupperware party.,

Dave Ward
October 4, 2019 6:28 am

Sadly, after recently spending a hour or so with a family member (during which we both ended up hoarse), There is NO chance of getting through to these people. Any criticism I made was instantly turned back with cries of “But you haven’t given any alternative!” Trying to point out the numerous instances of “The Law of Unintended Consequences” was wasted effort. And this was while sitting in a substantial house with all the lights on, and plenty of other benefits of modern life available at a moments notice.

I’ve done far more to reduce my “Carbon Footprint” over the last few years – out of financial necessity – than they have (or are ever likely to). I did agree that messages about genuine pollution are no bad thing, but these are simply background noise in the constant screams of “Climate Emergency”. It’s impossible to have a reasoned conversation about our future on this planet, when faced with people so misinformed, or just utterly deluded…

John Bell
Reply to  Dave Ward
October 4, 2019 8:36 am

Dave Ward you need to keep on reminding the person how much fossil fuel he uses every day and point out the hypocrisy…every day…every day, and tell him to go join the Amish, they go without and do quite well.

Dave Ward
Reply to  John Bell
October 4, 2019 10:13 am

The person concerned is a “She” (can I even say that now?) and I haven’t told a fraction of the story. I tried to approach the subject of the Electricity Grid collapsing, and the consequences of a weeks loss of power while a “Black Start” is attempted. The response – “Oh but we have a wood burner”! I said “What about the water supply, and sewerage disposal” – a blank look. I’m sure you get the idea – I can see a major disagreement looming on the horizon.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Dave Ward
October 5, 2019 1:23 am

The type that believe beef steak is made in a plastic wrapped container and was never an animal that was slaughtered just a few days before for consumption? And that “yellow or brown” in the toilet just magically disappears at the press of a button?

October 4, 2019 6:56 am

These guys couldn’t manage a one car parade.

October 4, 2019 7:11 am

So does that mean the extinction rebellion has blood on their hands then?

Al Miller
October 4, 2019 7:25 am

OMG, morons! Yes, let’s follow these twits to save the world, eyes rolling.

Reply to  Al Miller
October 4, 2019 10:59 am

The kicker is that they thought that posting their stupidity for world to witness was also a good idea.

1)not bright enough to see that their stunt is, in itself, stupid.
2)not bright enough to pull of the stunt.
3)not bright enough to destroy the video
4)arrogantly stupid enough to follow through and post the video to show the world how stupid they are.

Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  DonM
October 4, 2019 1:16 pm

The blasé attitudes and slow reactions make me think these people are stoned out of their gourds on some crap.
Most of them barely reacted to what might have been incredibly dangerous or fatal to someone.
High pressure is nothing to play around with.
The one guy on the ground just turned his back, walked five feet, and stopped and stood there facing the other way for about 20 seconds until he saw a girl trying to grab the hose.
Then he made about the most limp wristed effort I have ever seen from a grown man, then just gave up when it jostled him some.
Pitiful and pathetic.
This is criminal negligence while in commission of a felony here in the US.

John M
October 4, 2019 7:52 am

“The UK Treasury has blood on their hands.”

And you have stupid on your brain.

James Clarke
Reply to  John M
October 4, 2019 10:18 am

The UK Treasury building appears to have been barely touched. It is the Extinction Rebellion folks that are drenched in ‘blood’.

How absolutely appropriate!

October 4, 2019 8:12 am

Wow. That could have been a chemical attack and no one tried to stop them.

What’s the tact here? Pollute so people see it?

Bruce Cobb
October 4, 2019 8:17 am

My guess on what may have happened is that they were using an older hose which just couldn’t handle the higher pressure, once they had it cranked up all the way (notice the failure at :57).

John Bell
October 4, 2019 8:35 am

How much water did they have and what did they do with the rest? Need photos of the Thames running red, what flaming hypocrisy.

Hoyt Clagwell
October 4, 2019 8:53 am

Imagine this same group of people wanting to “geoengineer” the planet to save us from climate change.

Steve Z
October 4, 2019 8:54 am

There was more “blood” in the streets than on the UK Treasury. But nobody knew how to turn off the “bloody” pump.

Monty Python and the Holey Fail.

October 4, 2019 9:00 am

Que Yakety Sax

October 4, 2019 9:31 am

How much were they fined for parking a vehicle on double yellow lines? Or is it one law for ER and another for the rest of us?

David Bestwick
October 4, 2019 9:42 am

Cant wait until they try and run the world……I would definitely have to rebel in order to avoid certain extinction

Michael Jankowski
October 4, 2019 9:54 am

Looks like the results of climate models. Sprayed all over the place yet missing the mark.

Nicholas McGinley
October 4, 2019 10:06 am

They are lucky one of them did not have their skull smashed to splinters by that hose when they lost their grip.
And the spray at that pressure can do serious damage up to and including fatal injury.
Try getting a few tens of gallons per second of high velocity fluid of any type aimed at your face.
Not a fun time.
And why did they not turn off the pump?
You can hear the pump throttling up.
Throttle it back down.
Did two girls without a muscle between them think they could hold onto a fire hose at full pressure?
How stupid are these people?

Mike Ozanne
Reply to  Nicholas McGinley
October 4, 2019 12:07 pm

Did you just assume their gender…… #triggered… 😛

Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  Mike Ozanne
October 4, 2019 1:04 pm

On a closer look, it appears that the nozzle may have come off the hose as others have noted.
There are some other videos of this from other angles that may be better resolution.
And yes…I assume girls are female 😮
It’s a science guy thing.
So sue me!

Mike Ozanne
Reply to  Nicholas McGinley
October 4, 2019 2:33 pm

“On a closer look it appears the nozzle may have come off the hose “

Anti-Semite…. :.P 🙂

John Bell
October 4, 2019 10:16 am

And these people think they are smart enough to run the world and tell others what to do? HA HA HA!! The hose did not break, it jumped out of the woman’s hands, she thought it was a garden hose of sorts, what a spectacle of stupidity. And the narrator wants to point out the “inconsistencies” of the UK, but let us ignore his own! HYPOCRITE using fossil fuels every day.

Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  John Bell
October 4, 2019 1:08 pm

I thought that too, but a closer look shows that the girl still had the nozzle in her hand, and also the stream went from a high pressure narrow jet to a far less potent stream. And it can be seen that at the exact moment she lost it, there was a burst of spray in every direction.
If that nozzle was still on, I think the people it was spraying on from close up would have possibly been badly injured.
High enough pressure, and it will inject right into flesh.
Hard to survive that.
If the trauma does not kill you, infection or shock likely will.

J Mac
October 4, 2019 12:42 pm

“Good morning. This is Climate Extinction London, and we are here at the UK Treasury. This morning you will see that we are just making the public aware again that Extinction Rebellion is the greatest bunch of low intelligence inept screw ups the planet earth has ever spawned. Our parents had us neutered at puberty, to prevent genetic continuation of our collective environmental disease clinically known as ‘Smartitude’. Oh… And the Planet is dying – It’s all your fault!”

Charlie Adamson
October 4, 2019 1:20 pm

Well this is a new level of revelation as to what znd who these people really are. The metaphor is stunning.

Not only do these people have no problem with “having blood on their hands”, but the Law of Unintended Consequences provided everyone with a demonstration of just how far they will allow themselves to go. They in truth as Marxists Socialists have historically proven that they have no problem bathing in blood.

I mean look how revealing the event was. Even the whipping fire hose seemed to demonstrate just how much hateful pressure is behind their movement, belying the tone of the narrators pretense soaked calm voice. All I could think was how lucky those who were trying to gain control of the hose didn’t get a brass hose fitting up-side of their temple.
If the pump hadn’t run out of water (the trucks’ on-board tank does not last long while pumping through a 1 1/2 to 2 inch hose at full unrestricted flow)__ I could foresee imminent severe injury and death for these people. Then again that is exactly what they have threaten other with in the past.

These are very violent unstable people,.. who do not care who they hurt__including their own. Only The Agenda matters.

October 4, 2019 1:25 pm

“Metropolitan Police assistant commissioner Nick Ephgrave has said that his force has not been able to deal with issues such as knife crime and domestic violence because officers were tied up with dealing with protesters.”
Extinction Rebellion actually spills real blood.

October 4, 2019 2:18 pm

“The UK Treasury got blood on their hands…” erm, yeah. Looks more like Extinction Retardation got egg on their faces. What a bunch of whackers.

October 4, 2019 8:28 pm

Can we now rename it Extinguished Revolution ?

Patrick MJD
October 4, 2019 11:44 pm

“The UK Treasury got blood on their hands…”

Yes, yes they do. In fact, you can apply that statement to the Bank of England, that was set up over 300 years ago, to fund British war programs.

Stephen Skinner
October 5, 2019 8:59 am

This is straight out of ‘The Fast Show’.

Jim Whelan
October 5, 2019 10:11 am

“We are going to prove our political point by using an insane demonstration that will be just as meaningful if it goes right as if it fails.”

Logic, actual evidence, all pointless if you can just perform a ridiculous stunt.

October 6, 2019 12:38 pm

Perfect example why college education should never be universally free.

Johann Wundersamer
October 13, 2019 10:21 pm

Just watching this shit on BabyTV. “Draco wants to be a fireman”:


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