In a time when people have to choose between eating or heating as prices are stratospheric, disrupting any large-scale energy plant is tantamount to terrorism. There are people freezing to death every winter. And I mean people in their apartments, not on the street. I would argue that those activists bear responsibility for such deaths – at least in part. And they should be treated accordingly.
Extinction Rebellion has promised to do all they can to disrupt the supply of gasoline to UK motorists, to create a “tipping point” in which people abandon fossil fuel.