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Extinction Rebellion (XR) Listed as a Terrorist Movement

The worldwide “climate action” known as Extinction Rebellion (XR) that has began within the UK and is now additionally rising within the US, Australia, Spain and different locations of Europe is interesting towards Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTPSE) for together with their motion on the “terrorist list” produced and entitled “Safeguarding young people and adults from ideological extremism”. The motion is now threatening a authorized motion towards the counter-terrorism police CTPSE, protesting towards this motion which tags them as excessive group carrying ideologies that’s, apparently in line with the paperwork, much like the Neo-nazis, the Islamic Jihadists, and different so-called terrorist teams. 


According itself to XR’s VMG assertion, their motion is a non-violent protest motion selling civil disobedience that goals to “create a world fit for the next generations to live in” and that additionally tries to “prevent the rich elite from perpetuating a self-serving ideology”. On their web site, XR have said:

“Our vision of change is sufficiently broad that it can contain a variety of opinions on how best to work towards that change: a healthy, beautiful world, where individuality and creativity are supported, and where people work together, solving problems and finding meaning, with courage, power and love. This will be underpinned by cultures rooted in respect for nature, genuine freedoms and justice.”


Meanwhile, the CTPSE stated that they’re now re-considering their assertion by reviewing the 12-pages pointers which have been already issued to the UK residents together with policemen, civil servants, and academics. The doc appears to means that XR is among the many extremist teams due to its “anti-establishment philosophy” and that those that assist this motion by “speaking in strong or emotive terms about environmental issues like climate change, ecology, fracking, airport expansion or pollution” may additionally be seen as terrorists and ought to be reported to authorities. However, in line with Detective Chief Superintendent Kath Barnes, the pinnacle of CTPSE:

“I would like to make it quite clear that we do not classify Extinction Rebellion as an extremist organization. The inclusion of Extinction Rebellion in this document was an error of judgment and we will now be reviewing all of the contents as a result.”


During the current months final 12 months, some members of this group has joined protests in Sydney, Australia towards its authorities’s perspective in the direction of the worsening fireplace that’s now destroying large forests, wildlife habitats, institutions, and homes whereas additionally killing hundreds of thousands of animals and few individuals. In London final October, XR additionally organized a 10 day demonstration which efficiently shut down some essential areas of town. Meanwhile, in line with the define of its 2020 strategic plans, XR said:

“Institutions – political, media, industry – might have begun to admit the truth, but they’re still failing to act. So, now it’s up to us to show them how. The plan going forward is simple: it’s time to make specific demands, on a local, regional and national level, calling for the changes our planet needs to see. And if we don’t get them? We’ll take matters into our own hands and make those changes happen ourselves.”

It additionally continued to state:

“On a local and regional level there will be a focus on training, resourcing and empowering rebels to demand specific changes of their local institutions. Be it calling for a car free city centre to help our children breathe, an end to local airport expansion, or the halting of a new coal mine, in 2020 our priority is for local groups to become powerful enough to demand those changes themselves. We create our active, ongoing rebellion together.”


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