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Boris slams ‘hemp-smelling’ Extinction Rebellion protests

On Monday, Extinction Rebellion began their two-week protest against the lack of governmental action to fight the climate crisis. Hemp growing may be the answer but we need to change the attitudes and acceptance levels of hemp and CBD before it can help.

But Prime Minister Boris Johnson seems less than pleased, describing Extinction Rebellion protesters as ‘uncooperative crusties' blocking up London streets with ‘heaving hemp-smelling bivouacs’.

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The PM’s comments came at the launch of the final volume of a Margaret Thatcher biography, authored by Johnson’s former Daily Telegraph boss Charles Moore.

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At the launch, Johnson stated that he was advised against attending the event, claiming “I am afraid that the security people didn’t want me to come along tonight because they said the road was full of uncooperative crusties and protesters of all kinds littering the road. And they said there was some risk that I would be egged.”

The group have set up camp on some of the busiest areas of London – including Trafalgar Square and Westminster Bridge – to draw attention to the need for affirmative action to combat climate change. According to the UN, governments have just 11 years left to try and reverse the potentially catastrophic effects of global warming.

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Alex White

Alex is a writer and sustainable fashion enthusiast. When they aren't writing articles for The Extract, you can find them knee-deep in the vintage section of Oxfam.

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