A group of Extinction Rebellion (XR) thugs were arrested Tuesday during a protest they conducted at a facility of the oil field maintenance company Schlumberger. Arrests also took place for other XR nihilists digging up soil from the campus lawn at Cambridge’s Trinity College.
Despite the arrests, XR hoodlums returned to the crime scene and stated they would not apologize. One XR member was quoted by the Cambridge Tab as saying:
“We’re not back here to apologise, and the statements we made with regards to Trinity lawn still stand. We’re here to move forwards and to progress, we’re here distributing wildflower seeds…”
XR’s mischief on Cambridge’s Trinity College lawn earlier in the week was done to not only to gather mud in order to conduct vandalism on a Barclay’s Bank branch for company’s role in allegedly financing fossil fuel efforts, but also to condemn farmland Cambridge University owned that is slated to be developed. Not surprisingly, few people were sympathetic if not outright hostile to XR punk’s actions:
“It has been polarising,” said an XR spokesperson of the last 36 hours of scrutiny and debate. “Sometimes the public come up to thank us, others say we’ve gone too far and see it as vandalism but Trinity College didn’t want the sale of Innocence Farm to be on the national news so it was always going to be controversial. It highlights issues of land equality as well as climate change.”
Below is a video that gives an idea as to how XR’s Schlumberger attack went:
PHOTO CREDIT: By DAVID HOLT – https://www.flickr.com/photos/zongo/31078299267/, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=74629914