'A climate activist fought back tears as she apologised to a man who was unable to reach his dying dad’s bedside due to a demonstration blocking the road.
The grieving man told how he was unable to get to the Bristol Royal Infirmary before his father passed away because Extinction Rebellion protesters were blocking the M32.
He rang his local radio station on Wednesday afternoon to tell his story, which was later played to eco-protester Zoe Jones by a BBC Radio Bristol journalist.
The demonstrator became tearful as she listened to the clip, and was asked if it had made her think differently about the disruption caused by Extinction Rebellion.
A man called us to say he couldn't get to his Dad's bedside before he died because of the XR protest on the M32.
We thought they needed to hear his call...#extinctionrebellionbristol pic.twitter.com/ppPCG6manD
— BBC Radio Bristol (@bbcrb) July 18, 2019
Ms Jones said she was “incredibly sorry,” adding: “I still believe that we are doing the right thing, but it’s incredibly difficult to hear stories like that.”
She said: “I shouldn’t be here stopping people from getting to hospital to see their aged father who is on death’s door. This shouldn’t be happening.
“But we are here, and this is the reality and we have to be here.”'
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