New analysis shows that Extinction Rebellion were not veteran protesters..

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“Extinction Rebellion activists who occupied London twice last year were largely white, middle class and highly educated – but many were first-time or inexperienced protesters, a new analysis has found,” New Scientist reports.
“In October 2019, UK prime minister Boris Johnson called Extinction Rebellion “nose-ringed climate change protesters” and “uncooperative crusties”, suggesting the protesters were veteran activists of the climate movement.”
“Now, Graeme Hayes at Aston University in Birmingham, UK, and his colleagues have found that Extinction Rebellion seems to have succeeded in mobilizing new people.”
 

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