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  • Interesting. I might need some help with this; what's the wisdom in staging a protest and obstructing one of the more environmentally friendly (?) forms of transport in the capital?

  • Just stop your bleating it's really boring now. You have made your point.

    I have spent a lot of time flyering at these events and the overwhelming response from people has been positive and supportive.

    I was at a work networking event the other day wearing my XR badge on my lapel. Alot of MPs, members of the Lord's and Civil service, very senior people from big banks, FTSE 100 companies, serious private equity people etc. The talk was on 'the future of capitalism' and climate change wasn't mentioned once. When I asked my question (about climate change naturally), the vast majority of the room were vocally supportive (hear hear etc) and afterwards, all these senior people kept coming up to me and saying things like 'I really support what you lot are doing, I wouldn't want to get arrested but I think it's great that you are doing this etc' . These are the people that these protests are trying to target. Systemic change needs to come from the top and it's clear that it's being noted by at least some of those people.

    I do think that XR are having a positive impact and while people who work in renewables and the climate change sector are of course great, we need systemic change, fast! This is one effective way to try and make that happen. If you have another way then get on with it and just stop going on and on and on and on. It's tiresome.

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