, 2022-11-29 21:14:03,
Climate change activists in eight countries claim they deflated tires on more than 900 SUVs in what they call their “largest-ever night of action against SUVs.”
Vehicles in 19 cities across the globe were apparently targeted late Monday night and early Tuesday morning by members of The Tyre Extinguishers, an international group of protesters known for deflating tires on SUVs in an effort to keep the vehicles off the streets.
The group says 52 cars were hit in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood of New York City, as were hundreds of others across the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland and Netherlands, according to a post on its website.
The group says their goal is to “make it impossible to own” large cars like SUVs and 4x4s “in the world’s urban areas.”
“We’re taking this action because governments and politicians have failed to protect us from these huge vehicles,” the group says on its website, where they add, “Politely asking and protesting for these things has failed.”
Tyre Extinguishers claim to have deflated over 10,000 SUVs in various cities worldwide since March in their effort to rid urban areas of the vehicles.
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