A group of climate activists targeted vehicles in New York City this week, claiming their acts of vandalism are an attempt to curb greenhouse gasses.
The Tyre Extinguishers targeted the Upper East side of the city in what they claim was their ‘first action” in NYC.
The group originated in the United Kingdom but has a presence across Europe.
On Tuesday, they claimed to have “disarmed” 40 SUVs by slashing their tires or deflating the vehicle’s tires.
“We did this because driving around urban areas in your massive vehicle has huge consequences for others,” pamphlets left on the vehicles said.
“The world is facing a climate emergency,” it added. “We’re taking actions into our own hands because our governments and politicians will not.”
The group said they are not specifically targeting any type of vehicle, stating electric and hybrid vehicles have carbon footprints as well.
“We are rapidly expanding across the United States and are in touch with people in major cities across the USA,” a spokesperson for the Tyre Extinguishers told Fox News. “We expect this to expand massively.”
The group said they will continue their actions until there is a ban on SUVs in urban areas and a massive investment in free public transportation is made.
A New York City Police Department spokesperson said no arrests have been made yet.
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