Police use a battering ram to break into Extinction Rebellion warehouse in Kennington, south London

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Nicholas McGinley
October 6, 2019 2:26 am

That may sound like a battering ram, but it is not.
It is the sound of inevitability.
Warms the cockles of me heart, it does.

Reply to  Nicholas McGinley
October 6, 2019 3:16 am


Reply to  Julian
October 6, 2019 6:52 am

I must say, I found this “battering ram” video very disappointing. I was hoping for Grond, the giant metal wolf’s head with fire in its mouth..

Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  wws
October 6, 2019 7:00 pm

While watching it, all I could think was: That is one hell of a door.
And not much of a battering ram, although it eventually did break the door.
It did not seem to have broken the lock or the door jamb, just that panel.
I am curious what sort of a lock was on that door.

Pat Frank
Reply to  Nicholas McGinley
October 6, 2019 6:57 am

It is the sound of inevitability.

Isn’t that a line Agent Smith uses in The Matrix to describe the approaching metro train, in his attempt to kill Neo?

Not that I have any sympathies toward Extinction Rebellion. They’re destructive and idiotic.

Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  Pat Frank
October 8, 2019 6:35 am

Yes, Pat, good catch.
That is the source from which I borrowed that phrase.
I did not really give any thought to the context in which Mr Smith used the remark, though.
Like you, I see these people as incredibly misguided fools.
I think it is clear to anyone paying attention that extinctions and such have pretty much zero to do with what they hope to achieve.
They are socialists (translation: Communists) who want to bring about the destruction of our civilization, and whatever excuses they give for their behavior are just that, excuses.
I expect that few people who are not similarly deluded and destructive have much if any patience for their antics, and at some point all tolerance for their methods will evaporate clean away, and they will be treated as the criminals they surely are.
At least I hope so.
With any luck, they will be as successful in their mission as agent Smith was in that movie.
Given the strong likelihood that most people are happy to live in a modern civilization, and would hate to find our prosperity suddenly some to an abrupt end, groups of people with such evil intent may indeed find out that their doors will be battered down, just prior to them all being hauled away to prison.

Reply to  Nicholas McGinley
October 6, 2019 10:58 am

A lot of Londoners will be happy about the police action particularly after a couple of ER nutters interviewed on the BBC this morning stated that their next course of action to support their “cause” will effectively block the Westminster area including access to a major London Hospital – St Thomas’.

Reply to  UK Sceptic
October 6, 2019 3:39 pm

These fools complain that they’re “non-violent” but although that may (or may not – same meaning) be true, their brainless disruptions can cost lives, even if they don’t target a hospital.

Reply to  Nicholas McGinley
October 6, 2019 12:43 pm

Beat the crap out of them! A few cracks might let some wisdom in!

Reply to  Nicholas McGinley
October 6, 2019 12:47 pm

“This escalation of pre-emptive tactics by the government and police is a sign that we are being heard and acknowledged as a significant movement.

Yeah right!

Everyone else thinks that the police just arrested some thugs!

Reply to  Roger Surf
October 6, 2019 8:51 pm

. . . acknowledged as a significant CRIMINAL movement, yeah, I could go with that slight tweak of the wording.

Ed Zuiderwijk
October 6, 2019 2:27 am

The gloves are coming off.

Reply to  Ed Zuiderwijk
October 6, 2019 4:47 am

Indubitably. I don’t know if this was eStinky Rebelllion trying to keep some bloke from getting his burger, but it probably was.


Reply to  Ed Zuiderwijk
October 6, 2019 5:55 am

I hope the police were wearing hazmat/decon suits. There’s no telling what bugs theses hygienically-challenged XR types might be carrying. Keep those gloves on! 😉

October 6, 2019 2:30 am

These guys are terrorist and they have been tolerated thus far is a sign that terrorism is fine if the cause is good. Ye olde noble cause fallacy.


Alasdair Fairbairn
October 6, 2019 2:36 am

The disrupters being disrupted. I love it👍👍👍 That is what we pay our police to do.

October 6, 2019 2:41 am

XR spokesman Boardman said the protests could be five times bigger than those in April, when demonstrators took to the streets for 11 days, sitting down to blockade roads, bridges and intersections. Police made more than 1,100 arrests.

Jeff in Calgary
Reply to  bonbon
October 7, 2019 12:17 pm

The problem is that these are just catch and release style arrests. There is no actual punishment.

October 6, 2019 2:48 am

First, who funds XR?

Secondly, as well as the planned disruptions and strikes, is there a “triggering” effect on gullible people. Some people in my county with mental health problems of a paranoid nature or learning difficulties have been wandering out of their various institutions, sheltered accommodation and supported accommodation and then attaching themselves to rail tracks and roads. The people seem to have no direct connection with XR and certainly not deliberately controlled by them but seem to be imitating what they see on the television or in newspapers, presumably because they mindlessly and irrationally misconstrue it as acceptable behaviour that they are under pressure to replicate. I guess that this sort of “copycat” behaviour is known to psychologists and psychiatrists. Left unaddressed, it could lead to individual suicide or mass suicide. My daughters’ schools’ management board also seems to back XR and does not seek to discourage the children from “striking”.

Reply to  SuffolkBoy
October 6, 2019 3:59 am

Child soldiers can be especially cruel because of a not yet fully developed frontal cortex . Most mass murderers suffer the same or other brain problems.

Robert Sapolsky frontal cortex

Reply to  SuffolkBoy
October 6, 2019 4:11 am

I would like to know who finds them as well. Anytime you see protesters carry professionally made signs you know money is involved.

Adam Gallon
Reply to  Derg
October 6, 2019 5:12 am
Robert of Ottawa
Reply to  Adam Gallon
October 6, 2019 5:57 am

Soros will pay anything that creates civil unrest; he then moves in under cover of the chaos nd snaps up bargain basement assets. Or at least that’s what I figure he does; otherwise he is just a Dr. Evil.

Johan A.
Reply to  Adam Gallon
October 9, 2019 8:37 am

I read the article about Soros funding them and it mentiond some documents. However, the link they are referring to only show me an incomplete document. No sign or trace of Soros’ involvement in this matter – which of course doesnt make this untrue.

Would you have the link or any other prove for me other than the known ‘Tab 2’ screenshot?


Patrick Healy
Reply to  SuffolkBoy
October 6, 2019 4:15 am

Presumably your question “who funds them” is rhetorical.
It is no secret that the usual marxist/satanists gives them the money.
Look up George Sorearse, Gates, Bloomberg, Tom Steyner(?) That millionaire Grantham, Hewlit Packard etc etc. In other words, all those who made a fortune as capitalists and are now determined to deny the peasants any opportunity to emulate them.
They know what is best for the sheeple.

Reply to  Patrick Healy
October 6, 2019 4:35 am

All swamp figures/puppets but not the wizard behind the curtain. Follow the yellow brick road to the money changers/printers in the temple.

Reply to  Patrick Healy
October 6, 2019 5:01 am

On the right track – add in the Getty heirs, Kennedy heirs, and a host of others.

It’s a small tightly knit wealthy group – which just cannot bear the 7.5 billion deplorables.

Jonathan Swift already saw this in 1729 – and made a Modest Proposal, taken up at AOC’s townhall meeting with devastating satire.

Stephen Richards
Reply to  Patrick Healy
October 6, 2019 6:46 am

And it’s $millions. Someone ‘hacked’ their accounts recently

Reply to  Patrick Healy
October 6, 2019 10:10 am

I will dance on SORO’S grave when he dies. Can’t come soon enough.

Reply to  Cosmic
October 6, 2019 11:04 am

Soros will probably have his ashes shot into the Sun.
Order your asbestos dancing shoes early.

Auto -sharing your distaste for Soros, but not having the same attitude to exercise. Sorry

Reply to  SuffolkBoy
October 6, 2019 4:41 am

These AstroTurf “peoples eco movements” are as phony as a Tides Foundation “charitable” Tax Statement. Who Funds these groups? Puhleeze …

Reply to  SuffolkBoy
October 6, 2019 4:42 am

Robert Sapolsky

lectures about aggression in humans other emotions and what goes on in the brain to cause these various emotions.

Reply to  SuffolkBoy
October 6, 2019 5:18 am

Who funds XR? The usual suspects.

Soros on List of Mega-Rich Extinction Rebellion Backers

If verified, this confirms Extinction Rebellion is disturbingly flush and well-funded: over £1 million raised this year, half of it still unspent, according to the documents.
Major donors are said to include — inevitably — George Soros; Vivienne Westwood’s son Joe Corre (the saucy underwear and dildo tycoon, worth $48 million); the European Climate Foundation (which funnels money from far-left American philanthropic foundations to European climate projects); Greenpeace; the far-left Tides Foundation; and a little known Swiss asset management company, called Furka Holdings, founded by a banker with Russian links, which gave £50,000.

Reply to  KcTaz
October 6, 2019 7:59 am

Dildo tycoon, you say; why does loydo spring to mind?

Reply to  Scissor
October 6, 2019 2:02 pm

Except for the word “tycoon”.

Reply to  KcTaz
October 6, 2019 10:41 am

“if genuine” “If verified,”

So nothing but guesswork and the usual boogeymen?

Reply to  Trevor
October 7, 2019 12:15 pm

You tell me. The ugly part is the MSM is not very interested in who funds XR, because they think it is not big oil.

David Chappell
Reply to  SuffolkBoy
October 6, 2019 7:41 am

” My daughters’ schools’ management board also seems to back XR and does not seek to discourage the children from “striking”.”
Isn’t their primary duty to ensure that children attend school. On the face of it they should be prosecuted for failing to discharge their statutory duty.

Reply to  SuffolkBoy
October 6, 2019 8:35 am

Answer to question 1 : the billionaire Sir Chris Hohn is a major funder of XR. He has used his charity CIFF to give them several hundreds of thousand pounds over the last two years, complying with charity law as the donations were for “education” As he is a true believer he has quite probably given XR cash directly as well – the Finnish XR leak suggested that he recently gave them $200,000.

F. Hoffmann
Reply to  SuffolkBoy
October 7, 2019 4:35 am

First: Kids aged sixteen are open for “justice”, revolution” etc.. And those aged 12 are looking up to them. They are vulnarable because of their age and a lack of life experience. And they and their teacher are victims of carefully planned propaganda and this for many years. Look at this:
“The Rules of the Game, Principles of Climate Change Communications”
is the title of an really carefully made handbook, made by british green PR-agency FUTERRA with and for the british government in 2005!! on how to influence people on climate change (in the internet there is just one website of the left which still has it). You can read that the Climate change debate has to be brought to schools. Futerra used parts of that also for the public and UNEP.
After Climategate they made a new version for the public, the second half of that seems to be a little bit more interesting than the rest. “New Rules – New Game”
FUTERRA also coordinated the recent demonstrations and actions of 365.org and Extinction Rebellion in the UK.
As you see, there is an long lasting process at work. Its not only the NGO´s influencing your kids, also government agencies via schools an politics are in volved in this.

Johann Wundersamer
Reply to  SuffolkBoy
October 14, 2019 9:06 pm

Patrick Healy October 6, 2019 at 4:15 am,

Tom Steyner(?) That millionaire Grantham, Hewlit Packard –>

Tom Steyer
American philanthropist




October 6, 2019 2:50 am

what is it with everyone using twitter for news?
damned annoying when its so called reporters doing it as well
that aside Id say that upsetting the Ye olde building residents yesterday ie banksters;-) might have got the police response while annoying the hell out of normal citizens could be ignored by the ptb with the green leanings

downunder theyre talking of cutting the govt benefits to protesters of the ex reb
seeing as most arrested are recipients its sort of apt.

and i loved the list of what was removed ALL of which were fossil fuel made items
no grass matting and room temp water for them, or public loos etc
will be interesting to see how many turn up to the next rally after this

Reply to  ozspeaksup
October 6, 2019 3:26 am

There’s never been anything like twitter for getting instantaneous news anywhere without the filters. It has turned anyone into a journalist and upended the established order. About 95% of twitter is like that festival in India where everyone throws feces at each other, but the remaining 5% is priceless for the views into the world it provides. I’ve learned to filter out all of the crap, but sometimes even that is very useful for understanding the mental illness the world has descended into.

Reply to  icisil
October 6, 2019 4:14 am

Brexit won’t happen. Germany won and they will not let their subjects leave.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  icisil
October 6, 2019 4:15 am

It’s why global warming and storm are increasing…or the reporting of.

Reply to  icisil
October 6, 2019 5:30 am

I think the priceless ones on Twitter are far greater than 5% but, then, I do make liberal use of the Block and Mute buttons. I agree with your last sentence and that’s why I often use Mute instead of Block. If I see an interesting response to one of the nutters, I can read what idiotic comment they made and it does give me insight into, as you say, the mental illness into which the world has descended.
However, I think it goes farther than that. It is quite clear who the paid trolls are and gives insight into who is paying them and what their topics of concern are. I and others have found “noble, virtue signaling” Twitteres who have, one way or another, vested financial interests in Renewables and AGW/CC. They do get so mad when we catch them and call them out.
There is nothing better for breaking news and, as you say, Twitter gives a voice to citizen journalists as well as, in my opinion, professional journalists who are outside the MSM sphere of influence. They are the best.

Reply to  ozspeaksup
October 6, 2019 5:27 am
Greg Cavanagh
Reply to  ozspeaksup
October 6, 2019 2:22 pm

That is a good read and a good article.
MSM +10 for this one.

Reply to  ozspeaksup
October 6, 2019 6:28 am

Why does each of the twitter posts show up twice?

Reply to  MarkW
October 6, 2019 8:57 am

Twitter sucks. The concept is great, but…

Johann Wundersamer
Reply to  MarkW
October 14, 2019 9:22 pm

MarkW October 6, 2019 at 6:28 am

[] each of the twitter posts show up twice because it’s

– one for the twitter

– two for the show / resp. “normal browser content”

– three to start twitter, go twit go!

October 6, 2019 2:51 am

With the economies of the major economic powers in the EU headed south with no relief in sight and the continuing concentrated fight for Brexit, I really don’t see the climate wackos gaining much headway for some time to come despite the backing of many in government. I get the sense that Europe is entering a period of extended unrest driven by social and economic realities clashing with the socialist one world ideology. I strongly suspect that events like this and the yellow vest protests in France and elsewhere are just small time precursors of much larger broader and probably much more violent and persistent civil unrest to come for many of the nations in the EU. The bottom line is that the workers refuse to become serfs to an EU system of government which is specifically designed to insulate it’s self from the concerns of it’s citizens.

Samuel C Cogar
Reply to  rah
October 6, 2019 10:00 am

The bottom line is that the workers refuse to become serfs to an EU system of government which is specifically designed to insulate it’s self from the concerns of it’s citizens.

OH my, my, ….. rah, …… a couple “changes” and your above is still “right as rain”, to wit:

The bottom line is that the workers are finally refusing to remain serfs to a US system of government which has specifically evolved to insulate its self from the concerns of its citizens

Reply to  Samuel C Cogar
October 6, 2019 1:50 pm

Well your correct in what you rewrote of mine but the subject of the blog post was in Europe not the US. I addressed the mutual problem for the commoners of both the US and UK with emphasis on the US on this post https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/10/06/democrat-activist-accuses-joe-biden-of-playing-both-sides-of-the-climate-debate/

October 6, 2019 2:51 am

“Equipment confiscated from #ExtinctionRebellion included these pink bean bags, which remain under heavy guard from the Met’s territorial support group.”

Thank goodness those are in safe hands now.

David Chappell
October 6, 2019 3:03 am

Neither of the two policemen seemed to know how best to use the ram effectively.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  David Chappell
October 6, 2019 3:36 am

My guess is they have only been trained in “gender equality” courses…as well as “Muslim” outreach programs.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  David Chappell
October 6, 2019 3:51 am

I could also say they didn’t want to be there as they knew it was an exercise in futility. What is important is what was on that taped sign on the door. The rest is just speculation.

Reply to  David Chappell
October 6, 2019 6:22 am

Nevertheless, the strength of the door was impressive.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Scissor
October 6, 2019 7:06 am

An ex-county court building constructed circa 1930, you bet the doors were tough!

Stephen Skinner
October 6, 2019 3:04 am

““This escalation of pre-emptive tactics by the government and police is a sign that we are being heard and acknowledged as a significant movement.”
By that measure that puts you in the same camp as ISIS and the IRA or other ideological nihilists, or to be slightly less extreme, anyone who wishes to destroy the economy.

Reply to  Stephen Skinner
October 6, 2019 3:33 am

They say they are a significant movement, but so were the anarchists in the early 1900’s, but that does not necessarily mean they are a legitimate movement if they disrupt people’s lives,
Eg: blocking a man from seeing his dying father, making people miss their appointments for chemotherapy, etc.
No doubt considered to be all for a noble cause.

October 6, 2019 3:05 am

This is the world they want. Their demands can only be brought about by a totalitarian state interfering in every moment of every citizen’s life, by force.

Reply to  Archer
October 6, 2019 4:27 am

Since we have a direct tax system we live in a totalitarian state interfering in every moment of every citizen’s life, by force.

Just try not to pay them.

Stephen Skinner
Reply to  Robertvd
October 6, 2019 5:19 am

Robertvd – Please don’t exaggerate. We pay taxes for civic responsibilities and national security. We don’t have private armies as that is the preserve or true totalitarians like drug cartels. In all my years I have never had government forces interfering in every moment or any moment of my life. I’ve been stopped by the police a couple of times but that is their prerogative.
To suggest the UK is a totalitarian state is a huge insult to those that are in such states or have survived any. After all if the UK was totalitarian you wouldn’t be able to drive a fire engine up to a key government building with the press waiting?

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Stephen Skinner
October 6, 2019 5:59 am


Reply to  Stephen Skinner
October 6, 2019 6:33 am

civic responsibilities and national security.
OK, you’ve covered about 15% of the taxes that we pay.

As to not having the government interfere with your life, you must never have tried to run a business, or had a disagreement with an agent of the government.

Stephen Richards
Reply to  MarkW
October 6, 2019 6:51 am

Try having a discussion with HMRC

Stephen Skinner
Reply to  MarkW
October 6, 2019 8:34 am

OK. Fair point. I think that is more about the type of person that has managed to insinuate themselves into self important positions. They used to be called ‘jobs worths’ or ‘time wasters’ although there does seem to be more of them. However, this is still not totalitarian, although the environmental activists might want to take us all in that direction.

Reply to  Stephen Skinner
October 6, 2019 8:46 am

Really? Have you tried posting a blog post on the actual historical facts of the religion of peace and its actions throughout history? You would have the police at your door so fast your head would spin. Do the same for the abuses of the Catholic Church and you will be hailed a hero.

That is the very definition of a police state. You may not speak certain truths in public without the heavy hand of the state.

Reply to  OweninGA
October 6, 2019 11:04 am

Glad I live in the USA where we still have free speech. But not if the leftist-pig democrat-socialist-communists get in control.

Reply to  Stephen Skinner
October 6, 2019 5:24 pm

I’m not against taxation as long as it is indirect. A direct tax is different because it gives those in power the right to know everything about you. You are guilty until you can prove you’re innocent. For me a Big Brother system is totalitarian.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Archer
October 6, 2019 3:19 pm

I think it’s time for me to watch my dvd Vendetta before bed tonight, just so that I can dream nice things! The very thing these loons want to bring down is merely to replace them with their own version of them! I seem to recall they used to call it Socialism/Communism, symply put, one system of oppression replaced by another one in the guise of defending the planet! Power & money, nothing has changed in several thousand years!

Stuart Jones
Reply to  Archer
October 6, 2019 4:45 pm

Those pink “bean bags” under heavy guard look like bags of fertiliser.

Patrick MJD
October 6, 2019 3:33 am

I would like to know what was on that taped sign on the door. I suspect it was an eviction order that, eviction bailiffs were not able to, “lawfully” execute. Now in the UK, “squatting” is “illegal”. Very grey areas within the law there.

With property prices skyrocketing in London, owners are taking “physical” action, “within the law” to evict “tenants” (As “squatters” were once called).

Seem like to me the “residents” knew what was going to happen and made it “difficult” for law enforcement to comply with orders. That door was strongly barricaded.

Gerry, England
October 6, 2019 3:35 am

I didn’t think it looked much like a warehouse door. Turns out to be a closed court building – how ironic for a law breaking activist group to use it to store stuff for its criminal activities.

Patrick MJD
October 6, 2019 3:45 am

Lambeth, you might find the “alarmists” on the “winning” side there.

October 6, 2019 3:52 am

The XR people should study this closely.

Police turn up at correct address
Police dont end up glued to anything
Police can actually use the tools they have

Tricky real world stuff

October 6, 2019 3:53 am

Yes, this post was annoying … with all the fragmented links/videos.
It was not an article, but a Hodge-podge of videos or whatever with many duplicates, etc.

Annoying post.


October 6, 2019 3:56 am

Can’t see them gaining much traction in the UK. The funniest thing is at every even they stage it is usually attached to some fossil fuelled vehicle.

October 6, 2019 4:01 am

Wall Street Journal offers Greta some advice:

Greta Thunberg Has the Climate Alarmists’ Number
If they believed what they claim to believe, they’d do a lot more about it. She’s right—how dare they?


Reply to  john
October 6, 2019 4:50 am
October 6, 2019 4:34 am

“This is not what democracy looks like”
No, it’s what law and order looks like when faced with terrorists.

Reply to  Phaedo
October 6, 2019 7:35 am

By an amazing coincidence the people DIDN’T vote to have crazy domestic terrorists running amuck in the streets and disruptting traffic.

But hey, I guess that just means they don’t know how democracy works either.


F. Hoffmann
October 6, 2019 5:06 am

Extinction Rebellion = Occupy
And so it goes:
Extinction Rebellion<Rising Up!<Compassionate Revolution<Occupy

Extinction Rebellion
faqs 1.2, answers to questions 5 and 6
"We started as a group of activists who have been working together since 2016 in a group called Rising Up! "
"Rising Up! is the group that set up Extinction Rebellion as a project."
"In 2016, people from several groups (Like Earth First! Occupy Democracy, Plane Stupid, Reclaim the Power) were asking how to design a strategy that might win. Roger Hallam was writing about How to Win! and Gail Bradbrook has designed an online system for collecting “conditional commitments” as part of Compassionate Revolution, which was created after Occupy Democracy."

Rising Up
"Rising Up! was formed by activists who have also been part of Compassionate Revolution, Earth First! Occupy, Plan Stupid, Radical Think Tank and Reclaim the Power. Rising Up! is linked to Compassionate Revolution which was birthed in the Occupy movement."

Compassionate Revolution
"Compassionate Revolution was birthed in the Occupy movement."
"We understand that people may be willing to undertake acts of defiance, some of which could be illegal) in the pursuit of social and environmental justice and they may wish to share their actions with others. Our site and processes are designed to support such sharing."

Guerrilla Foundation = part of the financial network of XE
"The Guerrilla Foundation supports activists and grassroots, social movements working towards bringing about major systemic change across Europe."
Guerrilla Foundation is supported by the network: Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen, ARIADNE, EDGE FUNDERS ALLIANCE.
Part of EDGE are, for example: Open Society Initiative Europe (= Soros) and the german „Bewegungsstiftung“ with ATTAC and GREENPEACE at the board of trustees.

Reply to  F. Hoffmann
October 6, 2019 8:04 am

These groups are inviting civil war.
The difference of media treatment between them and Yellow Vest demonstrates that ER is a tool of the system used to subvert democracy, just like Greta is one too since she would never have been able to achieve her feast in a year without the tacit support of the system she denounces.
Soros has long arms: Pope Francis named a Canadian cardinal who wrote parts of Laudato Si and who is pro-migrant…

F. Hoffmann
Reply to  TomRude
October 7, 2019 7:50 am

Tom, if you have a closer look at the websites cited above, you will find the old communist paroles, especially at Compassionate Revolution. The former OCCUPY (Wallstreet) guys have created a new green looking network, supported by the usual well known people and organisations, trying again to overthrow our democratic societies. Green lacquered communists they are, Yoda would say. Another interesting aspect of Extinction Rebellion is, that they pay you up to 400 british pound per week for participating on their actions. For people short of money: Go to their website, there they have a form to fill out for this.

Reply to  F. Hoffmann
October 6, 2019 11:16 am

Smelly festering pigs all.

Bruce Cobb
October 6, 2019 5:19 am

I view this as much-deserved harrassment of an extremist group intent on law-breaking and making life difficult for everyone. Good job, but they need to keep the pressure on. Those supplies and equipment can be easily-replaced. They are well-funded.

October 6, 2019 5:20 am

These idiots are talking about blockading Westminster, which includes a major A&E hospital (ER to our American friends).
IMHO, we should reintroduce transportation to some nice little island, South Georgia or one of the South Sandwich islands comes to mind.

Reply to  Hopalong
October 6, 2019 8:17 am

I think the uninhabited Prince of Wales Island would be highly appropriate given its eponym.

Over the year, temperatures range from 23 degrees to 60 degrees, F. They ould no longer need worry about warming temperatures, though they may start praying for it.

October 6, 2019 5:26 am

Oh no! They got the bean bags! (that’ll stop ’em)

October 6, 2019 5:31 am

“…eight activists had been arrested on conspiracy to cause a public nuisance …” Well, that’s interesting. Someone finally had enough of their stupid crap and wanted them O-U-T. ‘Bout time, too.

All they do is trash whatever spot they’ve decided to “occupy”. They don’t pick up after themselves. Everything they do is pointless and amateurishly stupid, more aimed at getting attention for them than making a real point.

And on top of that, winter’s on its way and that means cold weather everywhere in the northern hemisphere. So the trashers get busted. The junk they’ve collected is confiscated. Winter is coming on and may be a harsh one, depending on where you are. And this bunch of ne’er-do-wells is a collection of welfare recipients, if I understand that correctly.

Fine by me. Nail ’em.

October 6, 2019 5:37 am

Are twitter threads always that redundant?

Are twitter threads always that redundant?

Reply to  Ric Werme
October 6, 2019 6:29 am

No they’re not. It’s what happens when different twitter links are copy/pasted into some online formats, basically because twitter sucks in terms of application execution. Most journalists haven’t figured out yet how to use twitter in their online articles. The best way is to quote the twitter comment and provide a link to it. Repeating and stacking things the way they do is extremely annoying.

October 6, 2019 6:23 am

“This is not what democracy looks like.”

To a socialist, it’s only democracy when they win.

Richard S Courtney
Reply to  MarkW
October 6, 2019 8:46 am


How would you know?

Reply to  Richard S Courtney
October 7, 2019 7:54 am

Talking to too many socialists.

Patrick MJD
October 6, 2019 6:48 am

“Damien Gayle@damiengayle

Police admitted they had no warrant to enter the…”

Damien, Damien, the Police would never admit to that. Just think of the lawsuits!!!

October 6, 2019 6:52 am

Treat them as the terrorists that they are.

October 6, 2019 8:25 am

Yes, Mr. Anderson!!!! heh, it’s gif you can easily find on the net.

I keep wondering what they had planned for the giant beanbags. A giant bean bag gun? A catapult? What ?

October 6, 2019 8:52 am

London police using a battering ram? Isn’t that a bit extreme for them — I hope they tried politely knocking first… 🙂

John F. Hultquist
October 6, 2019 9:16 am

An excessively redundant post.
Useful information herein could have been presented in fewer than 50 words. Why do we need to see photos repeated?
Please stop with the repetitive wording and photos.

October 6, 2019 9:40 am

Just heard on CBC that XR is going to block the Burrard Street bridge in Vancouver BC starting tomorrow (Monday) morning and continuing all day. Words fail me.

October 6, 2019 9:43 am

Just heard on CBC that XR is going to block the Burrard Street bridge in Vancouver BC starting tomorrow (Monday) morning and continuing all day. Words fail me.

Reply to  CrossBorder
October 6, 2019 10:59 am

If only the police were Somehow made aware of the anarchists intentions to block the burrard street bridge they could stop it. Oh, wait!


October 6, 2019 12:51 pm

This is good to hear. I hope more of these raids happen. XR should be considered to be a terrorist group.

October 6, 2019 2:45 pm

When I opened this article all the Twitter captures appeared for about one second, and then everything disappeared except the WUWT introductory comment:

A twitter thread”

Then just below that is an advertisement, and that’s all I see. WUWT?

Reply to  Red94ViperRT10
October 6, 2019 3:20 pm

Harumph. I was using Comodo Dragon (a version of Chrome that allegedly closes some of the security weaknesses deliberately constructed to favor Google advertising) as my web browser. When I switched to MS Internet Explorer (I hate that program) the Twits hung around for me to see and read them.

Reply to  Red94ViperRT10
October 6, 2019 8:51 pm


Firefox with security hardening…

never use Google as your search engine…

Reply to  Red94ViperRT10
October 7, 2019 12:32 am

I cant use chrome, it takes over the phone, like a virus and slows it down. Probably exports data to all sorts of advertizers and spy agencies.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  björn
October 7, 2019 5:38 am

Just like Apple?

Reply to  björn
October 8, 2019 12:35 pm

Yeah, that was the “…weaknesses…” to which I alluded.

Ulric Lyons
October 6, 2019 6:48 pm

Not just any twitter thread. Damien Gayle is the Guardian reporter for the Guardian article.

October 7, 2019 12:29 am

Police are going too far, way too far.
Preemtively arresting people for future crimes on basis of leaving and entering a building?
I dont like this a bit.
The chances these eco terrorists would harm someone are very small. Let them do their crimes, if any, then throw the book at them. This Orwellian nonsens leads to no good outcome.

Reply to  björn
October 7, 2019 1:58 am

Blocking access to a hospital is not acceptable behavior in a civil society.


People can die from this. Throw the sick bastards in jail and auction off their assets.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  björn
October 7, 2019 5:39 am

Lets hope they are not in your way when you have a heart attack.

Patrick MJD
October 7, 2019 2:09 am
Jeff in Calgary
October 7, 2019 12:13 pm

Scotland Yard managed to foil the Gunpowder Plot; surely they can take down these amateurs.

Johann Wundersamer
October 14, 2019 9:25 pm

MarkW October 6, 2019 at 6:28 am

[] each of the twitter posts show up twice because it’s

– one for the twitter

– two for the show / resp. “normal browser content”

– three to start twitter, go twit go!

but don’t you step on their blue sued shoes
you can do anything
but don’t you step on their twitter shoes!

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