Man determined to get burger shoves climate change protesters out the way
The climate change crisis is possibly the most urgent catastrophe we face.
In the last year, devastating wildfires in the Amazon rainforest have wreaked havoc on the Brazilian ecosystem, spurring climate change protesters (energised by Greta Thunberg) to take to the streets in a desperate bid to convince politicians and the public to take the issue seriously.
However, many of these protests have proven divisive and controversial, particularly in urban areas where the Extinction Rebellion movement has disrupted commuters and transport links.
Now a video has gone viral on social media, which shows a man shoving a climate change protester out of the way to get a burger. The video was allegedly filmed in Denmark and shows a man being blocked from entering a burger restaurant by climate change protesters.
The man can be seen angrily confronting the protestors, who stop him from moving forward. He then says that he will "run through" them unless they "f*cking move."
After one protester grabbed his arm, the unnamed man began threatening the campaigner, before asking the crowd: "Do you have a f*cking problem?"
Watch the man shoving a climate change protester below:
The Extinction Rebellion movement claims that they have more than 850 events planned across 60 cities worldwide, with activists poised to protest in the UK, Denmark, Germany, France, Spain, Australia, India and New Zealand.
Zoe Jones, a spokesperson for the movement told British tabloid newspaper The Metro: "The next two weeks will involve marches and family-friendly events, there’ll be some spicier actions as well and some will be arrestable. We’ve had 4,000 rebels sign up and say they are willing to be arrested - which is a huge increase on the number arrested in April of 1,000 [sic]."
She added: "The public perception of XR is that we’re disrupting ordinary people’s lives by blocking roads and that’s why this time we’re taking our protests to the seat of power and taking it to Westminster. We are on the public’s side and we are ordinary people who are extremely concerned."