'Furious London commuters dragged Extinction Rebellion protestors down from the top of a Tube train after demonstrators tried to cause travel chaos this morning.
A video shows a bearded middle-aged man walking on top of the train as a crush of commuters jeer at him to get down. One throws a cup of coffee over the protestor and then a group give one man a boost so he can reach the protestor's ankle and drag him off the carriage to the platform.
Once he hits the ground a baying mob surrounds him and commuters are caught on camera seemingly kicking and attacking the man, before a London Underground employee steps in.
British Transport Police have so far made at least four arrests, at Canning Town and at Stratford. At Shadwell protestors glued themselves to an electric DLR train.
The protestors' antics at Underground stations are part of a resurgence from the eco-activist group, which says today its members will target both the tube network and Gatwick airport.
A number of senior XR figures have sought to distance themselves from this morning's hugely unpopular tube protest, with spokesperson Fergal McEntree telling LBC radio the action was 'a huge own goal'. '
Read more: Furious commuters drag Extinction Rebellion protesters from the roof of a London Underground train as demonstrators are forced to admit bringing more chaos to the capital's travel network 'was a huge own goal
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