A British eco-terrorist group claimed this week that followers in America deflated tires on forty SUVs in New York City’s Upper East Side neighborhood. The group posted online bragging about their attacks on private automobile ownership. The group, which does not spare electric or hybrid SUVS, threatened to target vehicles in cities across the U.S.
BIG NEWS: TYRE EXTINGUISHERS STRIKE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN NEW YORK CITY! 40 SUVs disarmed in the Upper East Side, the first of many. We have an American English leaflet (‘tire’ rather than ‘tyre’) on our website so USA folks, you can join in!…Starting initially in the UK, Tyre Extinguishers groups have sprung up in the UK, USA, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Sweden and New Zealand. NYC is just the latest place and we expect other cities in the USA to follow.”
Starting initially in the UK, Tyre Extinguishers groups have sprung up in the UK, USA, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Sweden and New Zealand.
NYC is just the latest place and we expect other cities in the USA to follow. pic.twitter.com/4vy7WiGDOt
— The Tyre Extinguishers (@T_Extinguishers) June 28, 2022
The Tyre Extinguishers have disarmed SUVs in New York City for the first time, with 40 SUVs disarmed last night.
Using leaflets in American English (‘Tire’ rather than ‘Tyre’), 40 SUVs had their wheels deflated in the Upper East Side, home to the greatest concentration of individual wealth in NYC.
Starting initially in the UK, Tyre Extinguishers groups have sprung up in the UK, USA, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Sweden and New Zealand. In the UK, actions have taken place in London, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Sheffield, Liverpool, Manchester.
This is the first action in New York City, the first of many.
The Tyre Extinguishers target SUVs because:
• SUVs are a climate disaster
• SUVs cause air pollution
• SUVs are dangerous
• SUVs are unnecessary
The Tyre Extinguishers want to see bans on SUVs in urban areas,
pollution levies to tax SUVs out of existence, and massive investment in free, comprehensive public transport. But until politicians make this a reality, Tyre Extinguishers action will continue.
We are The Tyre Extinguishers.
We are people from all walks of life with one aim: To make it impossible to own a huge polluting 4×4 in the world’s urban areas. We are defending ourselves against climate change, air pollution and unsafe drivers.
We do this with a simple tactic: Deflating the tyres of these massive, unnecessary vehicles, causing inconvenience for their owners.
Deflating tyres repeatedly and encouraging others to do the same will turn the minor inconvenience of a flat tyre into a giant obstacle for driving massive killer vehicles around our streets.
We’re taking this action because governments and politicians have failed to protect us from these huge vehicles. Everyone hates them, apart from the people who drive them.
We want to live in towns and cities with clean air and safe streets. Politely asking and protesting for these things has failed. It’s time for action. Join us.
We have no leader – anyone can take part, wherever you are, using the simple instructions on this website.
The terrorists encourage attacks on hybrid and electric SUVS:
“Hybrids and electric cars are fair game. We cannot electrify our way out of the climate crisis – there are not enough rare earth metals to replace everyone’s car and the mining of these metals causes suffering. Plus, the danger to other road users still stands, as does the air pollution (PM 2.5 pollution is still produced from tyres and brake pads).”
The terrorists claim attacks on thousands of vehicles around the globe.
So far we've disarmed thousands upon thousands of SUVs in the UK, USA, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands and New Zealand.
Is your city next? This can happen anywhere. All you need is a leaflet and a lentil.
We can't be stopped. We won't rest until SUVs are history. pic.twitter.com/E7jREvxxLx
— The Tyre Extinguishers (@T_Extinguishers) June 30, 2022
Fox News reported a police report was filed over one attack this week:
“On June 28, 2022 at 12:20am in front of 146 East 65 Street there is a report on file in the 19th Precinct for criminal tampering,” a New York Police Department spokesperson told Fox News Digital in an email. “A 49-year-old male victim states upon returning to his vehicles he discovered one tire to each of his vehicles had been deflated.” The spokesperson added that no arrests have been made and that the investigation remains ongoing.”