Piers Morgan slams protests as Extinction Rebellion delay newspapers being delivered
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Piers Morgan slams protests as Extinction Rebellion delay newspapers being delivered

He's blasted activists for being "morons"

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Piers Morgan has hit out at protestors after Extinction Rebellion activists delayed the distribution of several national newspapers.

According to the BBC, 100 people used vehicles to block roads to three printing presses yesterday evening (Friday, September 4).

Individual activists also chained themselves to structures as part of their demonstration.

The printing presses affected are in Broxbourne in Hertfordshire, Knowsley in Merseyside, and near Motherwell, North Lanarkshire.

Piers Morgan slams protests as Extinction Rebellion delay newspapers being delivered
There were other Extinction Rebellion protests in London earlier this week (Credit: Brett D. Cove / SplashNews.com)

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Newsagents have said that titles arrived late to their shops because of the action.

And The Sun claimed in a tweet that the demonstration is an “attack on all the free press”.

Good Morning Britain host Piers is also furious about Extinction Rebellion’s action.

He reacted on Twitter this morning (Saturday, September 5) by branding them “morons”.

Piers Morgan slams protests as Extinction Rebellion delay newspapers being delivered
Piers Morgan has not been impressed with Extinction Rebellion (Credit: GMB YouTube)

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“The irony of this is fabulous,” he commented on how the blockade had ‘prevented’ buyers from reading a piece by Sir David Attenborough on the climate crisis.

“Extinction Rebellion are such unutterable morons,” Piers concluded.

Offered some pointers on the issue, Piers went on to reply to somebody else that he is not a climate change denier.

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“Oh, I believe in climate change and the science,” he wrote.

“I just think XR’s tactics do more harm than good in convincing others to.”

Piers also aimed another aggrieved tweet at Extinction Rebellion’s account.

He ranted: “You literally stopped people reading Sir David Attenborough’s article about climate change, you clowns.

“THAT is the story.”

The three presses print newspapers owned by Rupert Murdoch such as the Sun, the Times, the Sun on Sunday, the Sunday Times and the Scottish Sun.

They also print the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph, the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday, and the London Evening Standard.

Extinction Rebellion claims the newspapers have failed to report on the climate crisis effectively.

There were seventy-two arrests at the protests.

Merseyside Police indicated this morning that police officers were still in attendance at the Knowsley press.

Police Scotland said in a statement that matters are now “peaceful and there were no issues” in Motherwell.

More than 300 people were arrested earlier this week during protests in London.

Extinction Rebellion have 10 days of action planned, demanding the government declare a climate emergency.

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