Extinction Rebellion activists vandalise dealership in Cambridge

Time 6:29 pm, May 1, 2020

Activists from the global environment movement Extinction Rebellion have vandalised a dealership in Cambridge.

A group of them targeted what they labelled ‘polluting industries’ in the city yesterday (April 30), reported Cambridgeshire Live, with one of the businesses singled out being the Marshall Motor Group Land Rover dealership in Newmarket Road.

The demonstrators spray-painted ‘No Going Back’ and ‘Let Us Breathe!’ on the showroom windows and put ‘Closed For Good’ posters on the door.

Cambridgeshire Live quoted one of the activists as saying: ‘We are very careful not to break the terms of the lockdown, but if the climate crisis is allowed to continue unchallenged, the consequences for global public health will be dire – much, much worse than the current pandemic.’

Marshall Motor Group chief executive Daksh Gupta told Car Dealer: ‘I guess the sign gives it away. It’s all sorted now.’

Car Dealer has contacted Extinction Rebellion for a comment.

The action comes after the SMMT alerted dealerships across the country to a potential threat from the activists, as reported by Car Dealer here.

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John has been with Car Dealer since 2013 after spending 25 years in the newspaper industry as a reporter then a sub-editor/assistant chief sub-editor on regional and national titles. John is chief sub-editor in the editorial department, working on Car Dealer, as well as handling social media.

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