“This year we are prioritizing hearings over arrests and building connections over road blockades,” reads a press release posted on the Extinction Rebellion UK website, titled “We are leaving”.
The group also admits that the radical methods practiced by its members turned out to be ineffective and did not lead to the achievement of its goals. “Despite the strong climate and environmental emergency, little has changed. Emissions continue to rise and our planet is dying at an accelerating rate,” the group says, while blaming the financial system, media and existing politicians for climate problems.
However, the group does not intend to completely abandon their methods. British privateers Extinction Rebellion say the radical protesters have demonstrated their ability to “sound the alarm” on climate issues and, judging by the released statement, they intend to “fight on” after they manage to “mobilise and bridge differences.” existing”.
Over the past four years, the group’s actions have included blocking major roads and bridges in central London, blockading oil refineries, breaking windows at Barclays Bank headquarters and dumping fake blood on the British Treasury building, notes Reuters.