Do you think causing disruption is a good way of protesting?

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27th September 2021

A GROUP of environmental campaigners glued themselves to the M25 motorway to demand that the Government insulates the UK’s draughty homes.

Insulate Britain, an offshoot of the Extinction Rebellion movement (XR), is calling on the Government to insulate the homes of the UK’s poorest people, to lower energy bills and make homes warmer, while reducing carbon emissions.

Formed in the summer, the group has been hosting online events as well as in-person talks across England and Wales.

More recently, it has staged sit-down protests at major roads, causing disruption for motorists.

Protesters have said that they don’t want to stop traffic, but are forced to out of desperation, as they feel “this is the only action we hope the Government will take note of”.

One driver told LBC Radio that he was stopped by the protests while taking his mum, who was having a stroke, to hospital. He said that the disruption meant she was left paralysed on one side, as she couldn’t get treatment in time.

Do you think causing disruption is a good way of protesting?

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okapi · 4 weeks ago

No because it could stop people in emergency and people would be bored.

hogwarts90 · 4 weeks ago

No way! Even though I am all for helping the environment, distrusting people’s lives is not ok.

politics21 · 4 weeks ago

Causing disruption is just going to ruin their argument. They need to stop now!

ginny09876 · 4 weeks ago

I don’t think causing disruption is a very good idea but I can understand why they do it.

unicorn365 · 4 weeks ago

No because lots of people can get hurt and it can couse environmental disaster as well.

tiger.star · 4 weeks ago

Helping the planet is super important! But I don't think disruption is the way, because it only makes people angry; it doesn't make them listen or respect you!

If we want more people on our side we need peaceful protests only.

brelsie · 3 weeks ago

We understand they want to make their voices heard,this isn’t the right way to do it. They can’t disrupt the public’s lives and routine. They are just making people angry, not making them listen. They could stop critically ill patients getting the treatment they need, and emergency services could be delayed.

ojpolls · 3 weeks ago

It can cause traffic jams and we all hate that right?? And disturbs emergency services on the way

asif.sme · 3 weeks ago

I believe disruption isn't a good way of protesting, because u are creating havoc and chaos.
This may result in selfishness.

infernob · 3 weeks ago

Absolutely not, all the people who will be disturbed wouldn’t like it.

katkid10 · 3 weeks ago

I think that it is ok, as long as it is not too big - so somewhere that is not very busy.

infernob · 3 weeks ago

Absolutely not because all the people who would be disturbed would be confused and wouldn’t like it at all. I think it is a bad idea to disrupt. Like who knows? The person might be taking someone to hospital because of an emergency.

monkey61 · 3 weeks ago

No because otherwise the cars will waste even more petrol if they keep stopping and starting again.