Extinction Rebellion Policy Exchange Report Extremism Rebellion - 2019-08-19

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F0.png Extinction Rebellion Policy Exchange Report Extremism Rebellion August 19, 2019, Solomon Hughes, Vice News

In July, Policy Exchange, an opaquely-funded free-market think tank, published a widely-reported research paper that branded environmental protesters Extinction Rebellion (XR) as "subversive" and "extremist".

It said some Extinction Rebellion supporters might "engage in violence" and could "cross the threshold into terrorist activity" – all allegations that got widespread media coverage. But a big question-mark remained hanging over the paper. Namely: who gains from trash-talking a group of eco-warriors as potential terrorists?

Defending the activists on Radio 4's Today programme, XR spokesperson Rupert Read said to presenter John Humphrys:

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{{cite news | first = Solomon | last = Hughes | title = Extinction Rebellion Policy Exchange Report Extremism Rebellion | url = https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/ywagdx/policy-exchange-extinction-rebellion-funding | work = Vice News | date = August 19, 2019 | accessdate = October 12, 2019 }}