Furious commuters surrounded anExtinction Rebellionprotester who had glued herself to the doors of a train and demanded to know what mode of transport she had taken to get there. *******
Footage uploaded to Twitter last night shows an activist sitting on the ground of a DLR station last night with a group of at least 10 people standing around her.
Several of them begin to challenge her, shouting: ‘How did you get here today?’
One man asks: ‘From your home? Did you walk here? ’
The female activist’s response cannot be heard clearly.
However, after she speaks, another woman tells her: ‘No, no, no. It’s a clear answer.
‘How did you get here?
Here’s another, at a DLR station.
Angry commuters asking an Extinction Rebellion protestor who has glued herself to the train doors how she got there in the first place. By bus? By train?
She doesn’t seem very keen on answering.
– Daniel Sugarman (@Daniel_Sugarman)October 17, 2019
‘Obviously by a train, by a bus. You’re not walking. ’
The protester appears to agree, saying: ‘We’re hypocrites Absolutely. I’m a hypocrite. ’
Daniel Sugarman, the journalist who posted the video to Twitter, commented on the footage saying: ‘Angry commuters asking an Extinction Rebellion protestor who has glued herself to the train doors how she got there in the first place.
‘By bus? By train? She doesn’t seem very keen on answering. ’
Another incident posted online shows a commuter at Shadwell station demanding to know why protesters had bothered to glue themselves to DLR trains, which are run by electric.
The man filming can be heard loudly saying: ‘Gluing themselves to an electric train.
‘Electricity. No cars, no diesel, nothing. Electricity.
‘Yet they’re helping the cause. Alright, sure.
‘Look at that train over there.
‘People are stuck on there, can’t get off.’
Both incidents come on the same morning thatangry commutersdragged Extinction Rebellion protesters from the top of a train at Canning Town station.
The climate change group has come under fire many times for ‘hypocrisy’, but have consistently defended themselves saying climate change is a ‘systems-wide issue’.
On Tuesday last week, environmentalists at the protests in central London were forced to defend themselves when they werespottedeating at McDonald’s, one of the largest buyers of beef in the world.
One activist said the criticism and ‘demonization’ of enviro-protesters ‘does not invalidate the facts of climate change’.
Javi, 28, told Metro.co.uk: ‘Everyone protesting here is hypocritical because we’re all living in this society.
‘We run on cars, we run on petrol, we run on buses.
‘Even if you eat only vegan, everything has an impact in the environment.’
‘How far do you want me to go before I’m not criticized by you?’
Extinction Rebellion co-founder Skeena Rathor also came under fire when she appeared on Good Morning Britain in October, with Piers Morgan blasting her for not ‘practicing what you preach’.
In a fiery debate, the host told her to ‘start with action in your own four walls’ when she refused to admit whether she owned a TV and confessed she had arrived at the studios in a car.
However, Rathor responded by saying she’ had to be part of this system to raise the alarm ’.
She said: ‘It’s a systems-wide issue… it’s about our government telling the truth. Every individual voice matters. *******
‘It’s not about individual carbon footprint, it’s about a systems wide issue.
‘Unless you live in a wood completely as a recluse, you are going to be part of this system.
‘To raise the alarm I have to be part of this system.’
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