• Charges over climate change train protest

  • Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.
Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.

Moderators: Komachi, David Benton

  by David Benton
 
"A man glued himself to the side of a Docklands Light Railway (DLR) service in Canary Wharf while a man and woman had to be removed from the roof on Wednesday.

Two men and a woman have been charged with obstructing trains or carriages on the railway by an unlawful act.

Police have made nearly 400 arrests in London over the protests."
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  by george matthews
 
I think the intent of the protests is to make governments more likely to take action about climate changes. So far governments in most countries have done very little, and not nearly enough, to tackle to problems of global warming. As one of the main causes has been burning coal I would hope that advocates of steam power should reflect on the role coal burning has played in the last 200 years, with the rise of CO2 in the atmosphere.
  by Semaphore Sam
 
Possibly more appropriate, would be for the people engaging in such behavior, to consider potential dangers to themselves and others (crew and passengers) of these actions.
  by george matthews
 
Semaphore Sam wrote:Possibly more appropriate, would be for the people engaging in such behavior, to consider potential dangers to themselves and others (crew and passengers) of these actions.
You will note that these protests have occurred in many cities, not just in Britain, just as the consequences of global warming will be felt everywhere.