Climate activists shrink “luxury” car tires in carbon emission protests


Climate change activists have shrunk the tires of “gas-breathing luxury cars” parked on the streets of the city as part of an action to draw attention to carbon emissions.

A group called “Tyred of SUVs” said about 60 4×4 tires at the western end of Glasgow were deflated by this action as the Cop26 Climate Change Conference was held in the city.

Activists put a “climate violation” leaflet on the windshield and said: “Your SUVs are responsible for the second largest increase in carbon emissions in the last decade.

“This is why you disarmament your car by deflating one or more tires.”

He added: “I need action from you. Keep it small. Go to public transport.”

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A dateless handout photo issued by Tyred, a SUV for car leaflets with deflated tires, on November 12, 2021. (SUV / PA tires)

Some drivers, who were hit by Thursday’s actions, used social media to air their frustration.

“Have you ever come up with an idiot who did this to my car while going to the Paisley High Court this morning and the driver might have to use his car in an emergency? @PoliceScotland It has been reported, “Victoria Young wrote on Twitter.

SUV tires said the tires were not damaged by the action. He also apologized after his mother said that both her 1.6-liter engine two-wheel drive vehicle and her neighbor’s 1.2-liter engine car were targeted. It is designed to look like an SUV. “

A Scottish police spokeswoman said, “We are aware of these incidents and will have more patrols in the area to provide peace of mind to the local population.”

PA contributed to this report.

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