Here’s an overhead video of that protestor snatching away a climate activist’s banner and a POV from the actual activist herself.
One angry commuter on his way to work in Edmonton, Canada is being hailed a hero after approaching a group of Extinction Rebellion protestors earlier this weekend (Oct. 19, 2019) ripping away their protest banner, part of their human chain blocking an intersection, and grabbing and chucking the smartphone of the ringleader of the group who presumably organized her cohort of climate protestors.
Video of the incident as seen from above and firsthand from the Extinction Rebellion ringleader’s smartphone are all going viral. Check out the video’s for yourself below.
Organized protests around the world for the climate protesting group Extinction Rebellion were held simultaneously over the past several days with the epicenter of their protests in Edmonton Alberta, Canada thanks to It Girl protestor Greta Thunberg in attendance.
A tactic many Extinction Rebellion protestors use is literally blocking intersections and major thoroughfares to both shove information and awareness in front of everyday people and to spur on police to arrest hundreds if not thousands of protestors, all at once.
The videos above only show one small protest at a major Edmonton intersection. You can imagine the frustration of thousands of commuters and people just trying to go about their business suddenly stopped with nowhere to go.
Unbeknownst to these protestors, some people stuck in their protest have had enough of their shenanigans and took matters into their own hands.
Enter this unidentified hero who breaks up their already thread-bare chain opening up a gap for cars to roll through.
I don’t particularly condone destroying someone’s phone and he should be held accountable for that destruction of property.
Surely, there’s got to be a better, more constructive way of making a grass roots effort to save our planet than inconveniencing our brothers and sisters who live around us.