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18th Apr 2019

Climate change protestor walks out of Sky News interview

Wil Jones

Climate change activists have been protesting all week

Campaign coordinator for Extinction Rebellion Robin Boardman walked out of an interview live on air with Sky News’ Adam Boulton.

Boulton called the climate change activist group “a load of incompetent, middle class, self-indulgent people who want to tell us how to live our lives,” during the interview on Wednesday afternoon.

“Millions of people are going to starve,” replied Boardman, “starting with those in Africa. We are seeing the effects it is having right now.”

“If we face another hot summer this summer, another El Nino effect, we are going to see the effects right here in the UK.”

Boardman ended his piece by saying “I won’t stand for that. And I won’t stand for people that won’t stand up for what it means to live on this planet. And I won’t stand for anything else.”

He then got up out of his chair and walked out of the interview.

Some people on Twitter, including Owen Jones, pointed about that Adam Boulton went to the prestigious Westminister School, yet seemingly used “middle class” as an insult.

Police have made nearly 400 arrests in London overExtinction Rebellion’s recent protests, and three people have been charged over disruption to a DLR service at Canary Wharf.

Cathy Eastburn, 51, from Lambeth, south London, Mark Ovland, 35 of Somerton, Somerset, and Luke Watson, 29, of Manuden, Essex have been charged with obstructing trains or carriages on the railway by an unlawful act.

Extinction Rebellion protestors also chained themselves to Jeremey Corbyn’s home on Wednesday.