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London commuters.... 08:32 - Oct 17 with 7072 viewsBanksterDebtSlave

.....stressy lot aren't they?

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London commuters.... on 08:34 - Oct 17 with 2017 viewsfactual_blue

All they have to do to upset commuters on the tube is stand on the left hand side of the escalators.

Or, at stations with lifts, fill up a lift with protestors, and not get out.
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London commuters.... on 08:34 - Oct 17 with 2014 viewsartsbossbeard

I'm all for demonstrations on such matters, however, if ER wants us out of cars and onto cleaner transport, isn't (a much improved) tube travel the better option here?

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London commuters.... on 08:35 - Oct 17 with 2008 viewsSarge

Can’t say I blame them, it’s a miserable enough experience as it is.
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London commuters.... on 08:36 - Oct 17 with 2003 viewsStokieBlue

What do you expect to happen when people can't get into work? What if that has knock on issues?

How about I come park in your drive and you lose all your income for the day?

SB

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London commuters.... on 08:37 - Oct 17 with 1994 viewsBanksterDebtSlave

London commuters.... on 08:34 - Oct 17 by factual_blue

All they have to do to upset commuters on the tube is stand on the left hand side of the escalators.

Or, at stations with lifts, fill up a lift with protestors, and not get out.
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Stop the City redux.....

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London commuters.... on 08:38 - Oct 17 with 1983 viewsBanksterDebtSlave

London commuters.... on 08:34 - Oct 17 by artsbossbeard

I'm all for demonstrations on such matters, however, if ER wants us out of cars and onto cleaner transport, isn't (a much improved) tube travel the better option here?


Not if they are off to the City to trade in environmental destruction.

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London commuters.... on 08:39 - Oct 17 with 1976 viewsBanksterDebtSlave

London commuters.... on 08:36 - Oct 17 by StokieBlue

What do you expect to happen when people can't get into work? What if that has knock on issues?

How about I come park in your drive and you lose all your income for the day?

SB


Happy days....


Edit....or I cycle around your car!
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London commuters.... on 08:39 - Oct 17 with 1969 viewsartsbossbeard

London commuters.... on 08:38 - Oct 17 by BanksterDebtSlave

Not if they are off to the City to trade in environmental destruction.


Gotcha. So probably 3 (max) people on that train then.

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London commuters.... on 08:41 - Oct 17 with 1943 viewsBanksterDebtSlave

London commuters.... on 08:39 - Oct 17 by artsbossbeard

Gotcha. So probably 3 (max) people on that train then.


Not on D.L.R...

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London commuters.... on 08:43 - Oct 17 with 1918 viewsHerbivore

I support XR but I think disrupting the forms of transport they should want people to be using is poor optics at best, bloody stupid at worst.

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London commuters.... on 08:43 - Oct 17 with 1915 viewsBanksterDebtSlave

Someone send me a customer number and I will behave.

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London commuters.... on 08:43 - Oct 17 with 1912 viewsSWGF

London commuters.... on 08:41 - Oct 17 by BanksterDebtSlave

Not on D.L.R...


That's not a DLR train

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London commuters.... on 08:44 - Oct 17 with 1902 viewsStokieBlue

London commuters.... on 08:41 - Oct 17 by BanksterDebtSlave

Not on D.L.R...


It's just an idiotic move. If you're trying to garner public support is probably best not to stop people getting into work.

It also seems to be a lot of older people doing the most disruptive protests. There is no doubt they have a valid point but it's an easy one to make when you've spent the previous 50 years flying around the globe or racking up a carbon footprint of your own.

SB

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London commuters.... on 08:45 - Oct 17 with 1901 viewsfooters

XR gathered outside our office on Monday from 6.30am. I got off one stop earlier, walked and joined them for a bit. Others worked from home. No biggy.

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London commuters.... on 08:49 - Oct 17 with 1864 viewsBanksterDebtSlave

London commuters.... on 08:45 - Oct 17 by footers

XR gathered outside our office on Monday from 6.30am. I got off one stop earlier, walked and joined them for a bit. Others worked from home. No biggy.


Did you look into tear gas and mask manufacturers for the next,investment btw ?

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London commuters.... on 08:49 - Oct 17 with 1863 viewsbluelagos

London commuters.... on 08:43 - Oct 17 by Herbivore

I support XR but I think disrupting the forms of transport they should want people to be using is poor optics at best, bloody stupid at worst.


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London commuters.... on 08:51 - Oct 17 with 1851 viewsStokieBlue

London commuters.... on 08:45 - Oct 17 by footers

XR gathered outside our office on Monday from 6.30am. I got off one stop earlier, walked and joined them for a bit. Others worked from home. No biggy.


Unfortunately doesn't help people who are either already on their way to work or who are unable to work from home.

SB

“You may not feel outstandingly robust, but if you are an average-sized adult you will contain within your modest frame no less than 7 X 10^18 joules of potential energy—enough to explode with the force of thirty very large hydrogen bombs, assuming you knew how to liberate it and really wished to make a point."

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London commuters.... on 08:52 - Oct 17 with 1846 viewsBanksterDebtSlave

London commuters.... on 08:43 - Oct 17 by SWGF

That's not a DLR train


They are disrupting that too though.

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London commuters.... on 08:52 - Oct 17 with 1843 viewsfooters

London commuters.... on 08:49 - Oct 17 by BanksterDebtSlave

Did you look into tear gas and mask manufacturers for the next,investment btw ?


I did a cursory search for manufacturers but not sure any were publicly traded... brother, we may have to grow fat on BAE and loo paper stocks!

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London commuters.... on 08:55 - Oct 17 with 1840 viewsReuser_is_God

London commuters.... on 08:45 - Oct 17 by footers

XR gathered outside our office on Monday from 6.30am. I got off one stop earlier, walked and joined them for a bit. Others worked from home. No biggy.


Not everyone can work from home & people who work on building sites etc often have to be there by a certain time or they’ll get lose out on money.

All because of these attention seeking freaks.
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London commuters.... on 08:57 - Oct 17 with 1818 viewsJakeITFC

The company I work for has long been a target for environmental protestors and so is pretty braced for any events like this (and so it has minimal impact on day-to-day operations).

I realise that XR are trying to make the everyday difficult (and tbf they've made good job of making themselves prominent in the national consciousness), but you do have to feel that pissing off your everyday working class punters is a bad move.
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London commuters.... on 09:00 - Oct 17 with 1796 viewsfooters

London commuters.... on 08:55 - Oct 17 by Reuser_is_God

Not everyone can work from home & people who work on building sites etc often have to be there by a certain time or they’ll get lose out on money.

All because of these attention seeking freaks.
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I understand the frustration it may cause some people but tbf the future of the planet is probably more important than being a bit late on one day.

If governments had taken greater action before then maybe this wouldn't need to happen. But they didn't

If you want to be angry at people, may I suggest the complacent politicians who've done nothing or the crooked ones taking backhanders from fossil fuel companines instead of people taking action to save the planet?

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London commuters.... on 09:00 - Oct 17 with 1786 viewsBanksterDebtSlave

London commuters.... on 08:43 - Oct 17 by Herbivore

I support XR but I think disrupting the forms of transport they should want people to be using is poor optics at best, bloody stupid at worst.


Yeah I know....but they are a stressy lot aren't they....miserable bunch of slaves! You would think a little variety would spice up the day...much like if I awoke to find Stokie parked at the end of my drive!

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London commuters.... on 09:01 - Oct 17 with 1777 viewsBackToRussia

London commuters.... on 09:00 - Oct 17 by footers

I understand the frustration it may cause some people but tbf the future of the planet is probably more important than being a bit late on one day.

If governments had taken greater action before then maybe this wouldn't need to happen. But they didn't

If you want to be angry at people, may I suggest the complacent politicians who've done nothing or the crooked ones taking backhanders from fossil fuel companines instead of people taking action to save the planet?


It kind of proves their point, that people are more bothered about getting to work on time than, yknow, saving the planet.

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London commuters.... on 09:02 - Oct 17 with 1769 viewsBloomBlue

London commuters.... on 08:41 - Oct 17 by BanksterDebtSlave

Not on D.L.R...


At that time in the morning even on the DLR a vast majority would be what people term as low skilled workers. The DLR stations are in some of London's most deprived areas it doesnt only serve Canary Wharf and Bank.

The good thing is one of the protesters 'took a hell of a beating' and I'm sure he refused to go to hospital in a diesel polluting ambulance
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