US cops show Brit police how to deal with eco protestors as they drive truck through Extinction Rebellion barricade | The SunAugust 28, 2023
US cops have shown Brit police how it's done with eco protestors – as they're seen driving a truck through an Extinction Rebellion barricade.
Footage shows rangers taking a no-nonsense approach to climate activists as they blocked a road to Burning Man festival in Nevada.
Protesting over the use of private jets, eco yobs from Seven Circles and Extinction Rebellion blocked the road with a trailer, causing traffic chaos and mile-long queues.
The demonstrators then appeared to lock themselves in the trailer, sparking fury with those trying to attend the festival.
But cops from the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Police Department of Nevada plowed straight through the barrier and quickly began arresting protestors.
One ranger could be heard saying that the protestors were "trespassing on tribal land", before several were arrested and taken into custody.
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Other group members were seen sobbing saying "we're non-violent" as they were hauled away.
Photos from the demonstration show an XR banner that says "Ban Private Jets", as well as other signs which say "Burners of the world unite", and "abolish capitalism".
The footage saw both Americans and Brits praising the tough cops for their task force, drawing comparisons on how "soft" UK police are with climate protests.
In May, a Sun poll found that 44 per cent of voters found cops are too lenient on climate activists who break the law.
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Just 13 per cent say they are too harsh and 46 per cent want tougher sentencing.
Later that month, police imposed section 12 notices to Just Stop Oil who were slowly marching in London's Regent Street on one of the most prime days for retail businesses.
Protesters from the group, an offshoot of Extinction Rebellion, have blocked roads and bridges in the capital in order to highlight their demand that the government stops new oil and gas projects.
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