XR protesters stage sit-in outside the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy demanding an end to new investment in fossil fuels| The Guardian
Caspar Hughes from XR Roads Rebellion, the transport-focussed movement, called for an end to investment in road building, which he said led to more investment into and use of fossil fuels.
Hughes said that, after four days of the current disobedience campaign, he was encouraged by the reaction and that the public found it easier than in the past to understand the “immediate demand” to stop fossil fuel investment.
“Stop investing in fossil fuels, it’s simple. It’s really striking home. The public is starting to get it and the media is starting to get it,” he said. “We’re spending £27bn on building new roads, which is complete, total suicide. If you build new roads they get filled up with new cars; each car is 12 tonnes of embedded emissions.
“It’s that immediate demand that’s really important. It’s something we have to do now. It’s not a case of doing anything, it’s a case of stopping doing something that’s going to kill us. We can stop searching for new fossil fuels.