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Bristol grandad glues himself to London Tube in Extinction Rebellion protest

Phil Kingston glued his hand to a Tube in London.

A grandfather from Bristol glued himself to a train on London’s Tube network as part of an Extinction Rebellion protest in the capital.

Veteran campaigner Phil Kingston was one of a number of Extinction Rebellion activists who tried to disrupt the public transport network on Thursday (October 17) morning.

Videos on social media showed commuters reacting angrily to protesters as they attempted to halt services at Canning Town.

But 83-year-old Mr Kingston appeared to succeed in stopping the train he targeted, a Docklands Light Railway that had pulled into Shadwell Station in the East End.

I’m doing this primarily for my grandchildren, because I’ve learned that what we’re heading towards at the moment is an increase in temperature of almost three degrees Centigrade and that is suffering and death on an enormous scale. I’m just here to ring an alarm bell, to wake up people and say ‘please, open your eyes’. Everything we use takes something away from the next generation.

– Phil Kingston