Climate protestors scale DLR train to stop services
Climate Rebellion protesters have jumped onto a DLR train at Canary Wharf station to halt services.
They warned yesterday they would take action on public transport today.
It may seem very odd for climate protesters to halt public transport rather than roads. It’s certainly a way to alienate some who would be inclined to support them.
Close to the protest site is the Blackwall Tunnel, where approval was given for the Silvertown Tunnel to be built alongside raising concerns over extra traffic and induced congestion. How public transport is a more suitable location than, say there, is curious. It’s not even a matter of publicity – as other options would gather just as much.
If the aim is to disrupt a centre of financial services are there more effective spots nearby that would do similar, and raise just as much publicity without affecting public transport, better options?