Tyre Extinguishers: Activists are deflating SUV tyres in the latest pop up climate movementApril 26, 20221 min read
A new direct action group calling itself the Tyre Extinguishers recently sabotaged hundreds of sports utility vehicles (SUVs) in various wealthy parts of London and other British cities. Under cover of darkness, activists unscrewed the valve caps on tyres, placed a bean or other pulse on the valve and then returned the cap. The tyres gently deflated.
Why activists are targeting SUVs now can tell us as much about the failures of climate policy in the UK and elsewhere as it can about the shape of environmental protest in the wake of Extinction Rebellion and Insulate Britain.
Graeme Hayes talks about the activism that's been going on since the mid 00s.
Dr Graeme Hayes Reader in Sociology and Policy
His research focuses on environmental protest movements, climate change, direct action, civil disobedience & criminal trials of activists.