Letter: Remember that there are very good reasons behind these acts of rebellion

I am both an ardent snooker fan and a committed member of Extinction Rebellion.
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When it comes to the orange powder snooker protester, I feel some reports completely miss the point by failing to inform readers of the reason for this action.

Just Stop Oil protesters and other environmental activists do such things to draw attention to the reckless government policy of licensing new oil and gas development despite the huge contribution that will make to further exacerbating climate change.

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Protesters do not take such actions lightly and are fully aware of the possible repercussions of their actions – fines, suspended sentences and in some cases prison.

"Protesters do not take such actions lightly and are fully aware of the possible repercussions of their actions", says a reader this week."Protesters do not take such actions lightly and are fully aware of the possible repercussions of their actions", says a reader this week.
"Protesters do not take such actions lightly and are fully aware of the possible repercussions of their actions", says a reader this week.

We should be admiring their courage and reporting their motivation rather than implying that such actions are mindless stunts.

Izzy Price

By email

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