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    Was just reading about these wallies blocking the M25 again and was surprised there hasn't been a thread after 2 weeks of their antics, I'm guessing mostly apathy and eye rolling than any strong feelings either way.

    Does anyone actually support their tactic of inconveniencing normal people going about their daily lives?

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      Their behaviour is absolutely ridiculous and they should be ashamed.
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      I fully support their behaviour. Direct action is the only thing that will work now. As it is, it may be too late.
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      I fully support their behaviour. Direct action is the only thing that will work now. As it is, it may be too late.
      Direct action about insulating homes? What gives them the right to block the M25 and disrupt people going about their day?
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      I am not saying I condone their approach, but I certainly understand it.

      The fact is, without a prominent celebrity (such as leader of the opposition, Marcus Rashford) or a multi-million pound company to fund effective lobbying work, there is little way for groups to get decision makers to sit up and notice.
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      Their actions are incredibly annoying.

      You know what else is incredibly annoying? That beeping noise you get in smoke alarms when the battery is dying. Do you know why it is annoying? Because it makes you do something about it.

      Same principle applies.

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      Was just reading about these wallies blocking the M25 again and was surprised there hasn't been a thread after 2 weeks of their antics, I'm guessing mostly apathy and eye rolling than any strong feelings either way.

      Does anyone actually support their tactic of inconveniencing normal people going about their daily lives?
      I did refer to them on another thread …after some protesters blocked the a27 outside Lewes on Friday….then we have a new set of cycle lane protesters in Brighton …it’s becoming quite fashionable
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      I saw a video circulating last week where the police were treating them with kid gloves, presumably because of their social class. I think they should be forcibly removed from the roads and chucked in a cell for a few days, doing stuff like this will not get the general public onside, despite the underlying message being a good one.
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      I fully support their behaviour. Direct action is the only thing that will work now. As it is, it may be too late.
      Yes and no.

      Direct action against their 'enemy' - crack on.
      Direct action against 'normal' people trying to go about their day with no direct connection to their enemy - not for me Clive.




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      I just don't understand why their chosen tactic is to create a great big polluting traffic jam. It seem some what counter productive to what they say they are concerned about.
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