Sales Ambassadors discuss CHAOS caused but Extinction Rebellion across East London and Canary Wharf
During Thursday's rush hour, an activist group called Extinction Rebellion caused mayhem on London's underground, particularly the Jubilee line and DLR during an environmental protest.
By: Sales Ambassadors UK
The idea of XR is to be peaceful, however many of their protests, particularly those in Canning Town, East London, turned violent. "I think it is quite shocking just how many members of the public took matters into their own hands and started dragging protesters off of trains, and some even being violent to protesters once they had been pulled down, although I do not agree with the physical response, I understand their frustration, these commuters are trying to get to work, to earn money to pay bills and feed their families and one of the most annoying things in London is train delays, so having a group blatantly cause major delays must have been very frustrating"
Not only did these protests cause delays for commuters, but companies, like Sales Ambassadors also faced issues due to the location of their offices. "Being based in Canary Wharf means we were right in the middle of all of the delays on both of our train stations and lines, we had staff members stuck and running late, thankfully it wasn't too bad as we don't open at 7am, but many companies would have been affected too because of late staff members" explained Hicham Mouden CEO of Sales Ambassadors.
Groups like XR are becoming more common in the fight for change, but do you think these kind of protests send the right message? Sales Ambassadors would love to hear from you!
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