Tag: XR

Sunak Warns UK Protesters of More Powers to Protect ‘Hard-Working Majority’

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has promised tougher laws to stop protesters in Britain from disrupting the lives of the “hard-working majority.” Extinction Rebellion—sometimes known as XR—was particularly active in 2019 and, following the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, other groups such as Insulate Britain and Just Stop Oil emerged, causing chaos to motorists and commuters in…

Extinction Rebellion to ‘Temporarily’ Stop Using Public Disruption Tactics

The Extinction Rebellion (XR) climate campaign has said it will temporarily stop using public disruption tactics because “very little has changed.” In the last 12 months protesters from XR, Insulate Britain, and, most recently, Just Stop Oil, have caused chaos for motorists and others going about their daily commute. Climate activists have been arrested after…

Crowdfunder Cuts Short Funding for Just Stop Oil

The UK’s biggest crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder has shut down the climate activist group Just Stop Oil’s account, saying “it no longer complied with its terms of use” after a series of acts of vandalism. On Friday, Just Stop Oil’s Crowdfunder ended, saying said that it had raised over £78,000 with 535 supporters in 242 days….