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Furious commuters drag Extinction Rebellion protester from top of Tube

Angry commuters have pulled Extinction Rebellion protesters from the top of a Tube as activists disrupted se..

By admin , in England , at October 17, 2019

Angry commuters have pulled Extinction Rebellion protesters from the top of a Tube as activists disrupted services across London.

Dozens of commuters were seen pulling the two campaigners, dressed in jacket and tie, from the top of a Jubilee Line Tube train at Canning Town station in east London after they unfurled a banner saying: "Business as usual = death".

The pair used a ladder to climb onto the roof, prompting an immediate reaction from commuters, including one who threw his sandwich at them.

A man who was livestreaming the incident for the Extinction Rebellion Facebook page was beaten up by the crowd before some commuters helped him.

One commuter pulled an activist from the roof by his foot and the pair were then seen being beaten up on the platform by the campaigners before they were arrested.

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Image: Two Extinction Rebellion protesters unfurled a banner on top of a Tube at Canning Town station in east London. Pic: Twitter/@GretchenRed

The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) was part suspended and the Jubilee Line was experiencing delays following the incident.

British Transport Police (BTP) tweeted officers had made four arrests "at the obstruction incidents" at Canning Town and Stratford stations on the Jubilee Line.

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Extinction Rebellion protesters jumped on top of a Tube train at Canning Town. Pic: Twitter/@charwilkoo.
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"Arrests have already been made and officers are working to qiuckly resume services," BTP added.

The protests come as activists defy a London-wide protest ban.

An Extinction Rebellion protester is pulled off a train in Canning Town. Pic: ITVNEWS
Image: An Extinction Rebellion protester is pulled off a train in Canning Town. Pic: ITVNEWS

Leading activists, including George Monbiot and Green Party MP Caroline Lucas, are bringing a case seeking to overturn the order to the High Court on Thursday on behalf of the climate change protesters.

Lawyers representing the protesters will argue in the preliminary session that a full hearing of the case should happen "as a matter of urgency" as they will say the section 14 order imposed by the Met Police, effectively banning all XR protests in London, is unlawful.

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