Social distanced protest at the MP offices

Social distanced protest at the MP offices

On Saturday 30 May, as part of a nationwide action,Telford Extinction Rebellion protested outside the offices of the 2 Telford MPs – Lucy Allan and Mark Pritchard against the almost forgotten escalating climate and ecological crisis. Telford XR members arrived separately or in pairs and stood silently 3 metres apart from each other, and wearing homemade face masks following government guidelines for the safety of the public and themselves.

Their spokesperson pointed out the similarity of the Government response to Covid 19 and to the climate crisis saying that the Government has failed to listen to and act appropriately on the science in both crises.

Health should be prioritised over profit, they continued, and the destructive polluting industries that cause irreparable damage both to our environment and to our health, should no longer receive government subsidies which should instead be directed at green and renewable energy resources.

Their spokesperson added that there is currently no clear way out of either the COVID 19 crisis or the climate crisis but going back to life as before is a solution to neither. They said “ Extinction Rebellion is challenging the government’s inertia in creating solutions for both covid 19 and the climate emergency, and demanding a binding Citizens Assembly on how to rebuild our economy and our future. Let the people decide”.

35 thoughts on “Social distanced protest at the MP offices

  • May 31, 2020 at 9:23 am
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    Shame they’re never there

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  • May 31, 2020 at 9:28 am
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    Moronic idiots how are they not in Shelton

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  • May 31, 2020 at 9:29 am
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    Just enjoy the sun you freaks

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  • May 31, 2020 at 9:30 am
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    Was their travel necessary

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  • May 31, 2020 at 9:47 am
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    No need for the nasty comments. They made their point peacefully, in a socially distant manner.

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  • May 31, 2020 at 9:48 am
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    Extinction Rebellion is a fascist, extremist, far left domestic terrorist group backed by Russian money, billionaire criminals and extremists. The sooner they are proscribed, the better.

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  • May 31, 2020 at 9:51 am
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    is this still a thing

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  • May 31, 2020 at 9:53 am
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    The deniers all come out at once. They either can’t be bothered to read up or are too thick to understand.

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  • May 31, 2020 at 10:02 am
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    No point hanging around outside lucy allan,s office, shes never in there.

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  • May 31, 2020 at 10:15 am
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    I do find that some people will be at every protest no matter what the protest is.

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  • May 31, 2020 at 10:16 am
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    Didn’t even know he had an office there , you learn something new every day

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  • May 31, 2020 at 10:17 am
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    Just ignore. Move on

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  • May 31, 2020 at 10:22 am
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    Bunch of dickheads climate change is natural it has been for millions of years these idiots just like putting on a show

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  • May 31, 2020 at 10:27 am
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    Hes never there apart from election time. What a waste of your own time Morons.

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  • May 31, 2020 at 10:30 am
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    Bloody hell. Had no idea Zidane lived in Wellington. Great player

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  • May 31, 2020 at 10:36 am
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    So with all going on all they care about is green energy haha that’s wellington

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  • May 31, 2020 at 10:45 am
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    Well done everyone involved. A peaceful protest for a good cause. Ignore the small minded petty comments, mostly based on nothing more than prejudice.

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  • May 31, 2020 at 11:15 am
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    I would have thought that a massive decrease in GDP would have reminded them why economic growth is important.

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  • May 31, 2020 at 11:15 am
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    Not hostile to environmentalism, just to simplistic anti-capitalism

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  • May 31, 2020 at 11:30 am
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    We have an extremely limited number of years to make the changes needed, and we’re going to lose a year of that to covid-19. It’s important to ensure that when we come out of that and start to rebuild the economy we do so in a way that helps with climate change. Home working should become a major part of how we work, for those jobs that allow it. Less road building, more money spent on public transport and enabling cycling. Put money into solar and wind. So many ways we could come out of this in a better way – but we need to be thinking about it now.

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  • May 31, 2020 at 11:32 am
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    Great to see Zinedene Zidane supporting local causes.

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  • May 31, 2020 at 12:43 pm
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    Jesus as if we haven’t enough to worry about with Covid19.

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  • May 31, 2020 at 1:11 pm
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    WHERES LUCY what a waste of time…..go to Reese Moggs office she might make you a cuppa…..I really hope as things change back we ain’t going to see protesters taking up resources and making folks uneasy….Time and a place and this is just neither….Last thing the Council needs is this lot getting in the way

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  • May 31, 2020 at 1:35 pm
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    They must be loving the massive increase in single use plastics due to the virus.

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  • May 31, 2020 at 1:42 pm
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    They are a complete waste of time this group and they are doing nothing at all apart from being a nuisance

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  • May 31, 2020 at 1:56 pm
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    I understand. Everybody gets a little bored sometimes and needs to do something.

    Hope they had a good day out in the sun.

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  • May 31, 2020 at 2:45 pm
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    Climate emergency? You mean we haven’t previously been into and out of several ice ages? The world heats up, the world cools down.

    Nothing to get stressed about greta!

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  • May 31, 2020 at 2:54 pm
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    If they’re that bored. There’s a job agency not even 100 metres away from where they’re standing.

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  • May 31, 2020 at 3:55 pm
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    So they stood outside of a closed office… really showed them

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  • May 31, 2020 at 3:59 pm
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    They have had what they want for the last 3 months, the world stopping. Now look at the state of everyone’s mental health and the economy!
    Even the leader of their cult doesn’t have solutions to what they are moaning about.

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