Tyre Extinguishers go global as activists vow to make owning SUVs ‘impossible’ – independent.co.uk
Climate activists who have been deflating the tyres of SUVs in the UK have said they are going global with their campaign to make it “impossible” to own the vehicles/
The Tyre Extinguishers claim followers in the US states of Arizona and Colorado have already ‘disarmed’ 4x4s, with supporters in Europe geared up to follow suit.
The group say the luxury vehicles, also known as SUVs, are a climate disaster, cause health problems through air pollution, and make roads more dangerous.
Activists targeted the wheels of dozens of SUVs in the Didsbury suburb of Manchester on Tuesday evening.
But the owner of one of the cars said it was an electric vehicle and condemnd the group’s actions as “dangerous and irresponsible”.
“It’s not just an inconvenience,” he told the Manchester Evening News . “My wife’s pregnant and I need to get her a hospital at some point.
Last month the Tyre Extinguishers claimed to have ‘disarmed’ over a thousand SUVs in Brighton, London, Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Bristol, and Edinburgh.
The group’s aim is to make it impossible to own a 4×4 in urban areas across the UK. A spokesperson told The Independent earlier this month they were planning to ramp up their campaign.
Tyre Extinguishers said they were preparing to launch French, Spanish, Italian and German versions of leaflets “at the request of activists”.