A group of climate change activists recently descended on New York City, slashing and deflating the tires on upwards of 40 sport utility vehicles and leaving behind the written message that “[y]our gas guzzler kills,” and, according to Fox News, the organization has a number of other targets for its dangerous green terrorism still on its list.
According to the Tyre Extinguishers, an environmentalist group that initially sprouted up in the United Kingdom, the Big Apple represented its first stateside mission, but there are a number of other American cities that can expect similar actions in the near future.
A spokesperson for the group declared, “We are rapidly expanding across the United States and are in touch with people in major cities across the USA. We expect this to expand massively.”
In engaging in what they called the “disarming” of SUVs in Manhattan, members of the organization explained via fliers that were left behind that the owners of the vehicles ought not take the tire deflation personally, but that the action was necessary “because driving around urban areas in your massive vehicle has huge consequences for others.”
Attempting to justify their encroachment on the rights and property of others, the group asserted, “The world is facing a climate emergency. We’re taking actions into our own hands because our governments and politicians will not.”
Notably, it is not just conventional SUVs with poor gas mileage that are set to be targeted by the group, as they have also indicated their intent to slash and deflate tires on hybrid and electric cars, given that they are not without a carbon footprint of their own.
Demands of the group include the total prohibition on the use of large SUVs in urban areas, substantial public transportation investment, and taxes on pollution to help make driving large vehicles too expensive for most motorists.
Though police in the affected area were investigating complaints of deflated SUV tires, as the New York Post reported, no arrests had been made and the probe into the situation continues.
Having thus far conducted this egregious brand of left-wing vandalism in the U.K., Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Sweden, New Zealand, The Netherlands, and now the U.S., it is high time these tantrum-throwing miscreants are held accountable for the costly property destruction and violation of others’ rights they appear fully committed to continuing.