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Protestors abandon plan to disrupt train services with leaves

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Extinction Rebellion activists say they have had to cancel plans to disrupt the UK rail network due to the exceptionally mild autumn.

The climate group, which has staged two weeks of protests across London, had planned to cause country-wide rail disruption in a further effort to highlight the climate emergency.

British Transport Police had been on standby after protestors disrupted Underground and Docklands Light Railway services on Thursday, but stood down after climate activists called off their national action. 

The Post Truth Post understands that Extinction Rebellion had planned to use nature against the rail network, spreading leaves on tracks up and down the country and bringing services to a standstill.

Due to the mild autumn weather, and many UK trees resolutely hanging on to their foliage, climate activists have been left short of the raw materials needed to stage the protest. 


“The fact that the leaves are still on the trees at the end of October illustrates that our climate is changing,” a spokesman for the group told us.

“We have cancelled our action, for now, but mother nature is our ally, and her voice will be heard.

“The leaves will join our rebellion, maybe not this week, perhaps not next week, but soon.

“Our green, brown, and yellow brothers and sisters will descend from the trees to lay down their lives on the iron and steel of the capitalist enemies of Gaia.”

A representative for National Rail instinctively apologised for any inconvenience caused before telling us, that due to the autumn timetable, commuters are unlikely to notice any more disruption to services than usual.


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