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Climate extremists Extinction Rebellion descend to ironic new low — digging up lawn at UK college over 'destruction of nature'
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Climate extremists Extinction Rebellion descend to ironic new low — digging up lawn at UK college over 'destruction of nature'

They also chained themselves to an apple tree on Trinity's front lawn

Climate extremists Extinction Rebellion — not content with halting working peoples' commutes and getting their tails yanked from the top of train cars or dressing up like broccoli in front of Piers Morgan or being told by a judge to get a job to pay a fine for vandalizing a World War II memorial — just can't seem to help themselves.

For their umpteenth encore, the left-wing activists decided to spend part of their day recently digging up a lawn outside Trinity College over its role in a major development in the Suffolk countryside in the United Kingdom, BBC News reported.

Their reason was more than a bit ironic: Extinction Rebellion, you see, was fighting back against "destruction of nature," the outlet said.

Here's a clip of the lads and lasses hard at work:


Ere's mud in yer eye, luv

While the outlet said a Cambridgeshire police spokeswoman indicated officers were working with the college and that "a crime has been recorded for criminal damage," Extinction Rebellion seemed unfazed.

Which is to say the activists transported excavated mud to a local Barclays Bank branch, BBC News said — and made a deposit, of sorts.

Indeed a Barclays Bank spokeswoman confirmed the activists spread wheelbarrows full of mud across the banking hall of its St. Andrew's Street branch, BBC News said.

Keeping a stiff upper lip, the staff made sure customers stayed safe while keeping the bank open for business, the outlet said.

But wait, there's more!

The BBC added that Extinction Rebellion activists also chained themselves to an apple tree on Trinity's front lawn and insisted they "were careful to ensure that the digging took place a safe distance from the tree so as not to cause any damage to it."

Not that it matters, but the activists claimed on Twitter that the college invested more money in oil and gas companies than any other Oxbridge college, the outlet said.

"The idea that a rich institution like Trinity College, which tells the world it is serious about tackling this crisis, is looking for profit from environmental destruction is quite simply astonishing," Derek Langley of Extinction Rebellion Cambridge told BBC News.

Local businessman Tim Norman told the outlet the stunt was "counterproductive vandalism."

What did Trinity have to say?

A Trinity spokeswoman told BBC News that the school "respects the right to freedom of speech and non-violent protest but draws the line at criminal damage and asked the protesters to leave."

What about the bank?

After the mud-spreading incident, a Barclays spokeswoman was nothing if not cordial, telling the outlet "we recognize that climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing the world today, and are determined to do all we can to support the transition to a low-carbon economy, while also ensuring that global energy needs continue to be met."

Anything else?

Extinction Rebellion members presumably have been raising their bodies earlier from their mothers' basement couches this week, as the group members teamed up with Antifa to make life difficult for Londoners:


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Dave Urbanski

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