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    ... in London yesterday as hundreds of protesters damaged buildings protesting about globalisation and big business. I do wonder how many of these support, or voted remain, showing their support for an organisation that likes to project itself onto the global stage?

    Of course as left wingers, and as those on here that do like to remind us, the majority of Labour (and therefore majority of left wing) voters support the remain campaign.

    Now what's a good word to describe their actions. Oh yes Hypocrisy.

    I am sure someone will be along in a minute or two....but, but, but, but, but, they are not representative of left wing Labour supporters. they are the looney left. Ah That'll bit a bit like the looney right then!

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    They're middle class liberals for the most part - so some will be champagne socialists, some hand-wringing centrists and a fair few just well-meaning Guardian readers. Plus a sprinkling of professional troublemakers activists. It's a shame the weather forecast for the next two weeks is looking warm and sunny. It's as though climate change is on their side.

    Certainly not representative of me. I've voted Tory all my life, and thoroughly disapprove of their actions. I'm not sure that they're representative of the loony left though - that lot are too busy justifying antisemitism and misogyny.

    When I worked in London, I used to walk from Bank to Liverpool Street Station. One day I couldn't. Reclaim the Streets were blocking the exit at Bank underground. Bloody prats.
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    I thoroughly disagreed with them. Couldn't they target the city and make it a bit more pleasant round here?

    I suspect pollution levels were bad yesterday - cars queuing to try to get into West End.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    They're middle class liberals for the most part - so some will be champagne socialists, some hand-wringing centrists and a fair few just well-meaning Guardian readers. Plus a sprinkling of professional troublemakers activists. It's a shame the weather forecast for the next two weeks is looking warm and sunny. It's as though climate change is on their side.

    Certainly not representative of me. I've voted Tory all my life, and thoroughly disapprove of their actions. I'm not sure that they're representative of the loony left though - that lot are too busy justifying antisemitism and misogyny.

    When I worked in London, I used to walk from Bank to Liverpool Street Station. One day I couldn't. Reclaim the Streets were blocking the exit at Bank underground. Bloody prats.
    Some friends of mine, Guardian readers (hence the link) who live is Stokey (Stoke Newington for those not familiar with London) are in one of the pictures having a nice family picnic on Waterloo Bridge By all accounts they had a very nice day and the kids loved the outing.

    Like most protests, 99% are there to have their say, 1% are there for trouble. Saying that though, most arrests yesterday were for 'crimes' like blocking traffic. Not very criminal really although can be a pain if you're caught up in it.

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    Like you NAT I worked in London during the G7 protests, I guess it was about 2009 (?). I was contracting for an investment company at the time down Lower Thames street. We were told to dress casual for the day so we couldn't be singled out by protesters but the protesters weren't actually singling out people anyway (that was just project fear) they were protesting at global organisations (something leave voters want to promote). If memory serves me well, the most trouble was a Maccy D'd and Starbucks having their windows put through - they didn't mess with us in the City.

    Travelling home after work (and a few beers) that night was interesting. Us in our pinstripe suits, and the protesters with their placards, all having a friendly chat. Like I say, 99% are peaceful protesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorkie62 View Post
    ... in London yesterday as hundreds of protesters damaged buildings protesting about globalisation and big business. I do wonder how many of these support, or voted remain, showing their support for an organisation that likes to project itself onto the global stage?
    Incorrect - they are not protesting specifically about "globalisation and big business" they are protesting about mass extinction and the damage we are doing to the planet (The Truth - Extinction Rebellion - Extinction Rebellion)

    We are facing an unprecedented global emergency. Life on Earth is in crisis: scientists agree we have entered a period of abrupt climate breakdown, and we are in the midst of a mass extinction of our own making
    Humans are directly causing this problem. Not just how big businesses operate (Shell for obvious reasons was singled out yesterday) but also by the actions of individuals. We all want more, we're all part of the problem. Year on year the human race grows and we are taking more resources from the planet that cannot be replenished. Surely no one can think that this is a good thing?
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    I think we'll need another referendum.

    Should the UK remain on Planet Earth or leave?

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    This protest will only hasten the mass extinction.

    Hardwood forests cut down to feed Drax Power plant

    Only Biomass works as a renewable and that means chopping down forests.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stonehenge View Post
    I think we'll need another referendum.

    Should the UK remain on Planet Earth or leave?
    Or should we accept that we are just another species that will ultimately die out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlasterBates View Post
    This protest will only hasten the mass extinction.

    Hardwood forests cut down to feed Drax Power plant

    Only Biomass works as a renewable and that means chopping down forests.
    The elephant in the room with all this is not 'how' we use the limited resources (or even which resources we use) but 'why' ... where the 'why' is "because there are more and more humans on the planet". The exponential growth of the human race is causing mass extinctions. It will cause resources to run out, global warming and result in mass migrations (we think it's bad now, your kids and grandkids are going to suffer so much more than us).

    We need to stop breeding, unfortunately we keep kidding ourselves that with an aging population we need more young people to work ... it's a vicious circle. Religions too support their followers in producing (why do you think the catholics, for example, ban contraception?). It's how they grow their support base and keep power.

    Thankfully I won't be here long enough to live through the mess, and I have no kids so I won't have to worry about their future. If you do have kids, or grandkids, you should be worried!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zigenare View Post
    Or should we accept that we are just another species that will ultimately die out?
    Are you suggesting 'god' won't save us?
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