Vehicles were targeted in Primrose Hill, Kensington and Chelsea, Dulwich and Notting Hill
Climate action activists have said they “will not stop” after deflating the tyres of “planet-wrecking” Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) in wealthy London neighbourhoods.
The group declared they want SUVs banned in urban areas, pollution levies to tax SUVs out of existence and investment in public transport.
SUVs have already been “disarmed” in Paris, Bristol, Bordeaux, Glasgow, New Jersey and now London where Last Gasp vowed to make it “impossible to own one”, Extinction Rebellion claimed on Twitter.
In a manifesto on their website, The Tyre Extinguishers said the vehicles “exist purely for the vanity of their owners, who see them as a status symbol” and “SUV drivers tend to be richer and therefore tend to be white”.
A Dulwich Society spokesperson, a community group representing the leafy south London neighbourhood, said: “Several cars were vandalised in Dulwich last night with tyres deflated and this poster left on windscreens.
“We are environmentally friendly but this is not who we are as a community.”
Andy Meyer, a councillor for the City of London, called the activists “narcissists”.
He added: “Vandalising vehicles that may include doctors on call. Just pathetic and dangerous.”
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