Beware of environmentalists ‘disarming’ SUVs in major cities around the world

Environmental groups have found their nemesis in the SUV. They’re getting bigger by the day, aren’t too efficient, and for some they represent humanity’s unwillingness to sacrifice comfort for the survival of the planet. Some environmentalists have decided to fight not only against SUV owners, but also against SUVs themselves. The group has deflated SUV tires in major cities around the world.

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What happens with SUV tire deflation?

According CarScoops, This wave of tire deflation recently hit the town of Waterloo, Ontario, just west of Toronto. Over the weekend, residents reported 30 cases of environmentalists deflating SUV tires.

The environmental activist group, known as the “Tyre Extinguishers”, took credit for all of these reports. The Record, a local outlet, claims the group hit at least 60 SUVs on the night of July 16.

The group places objects in the air shaft so that all the air flows out. They tweeted about it, calling it a “disarming” SUV. So far, no damage has been reported, but the group leaves behind a brochure on the windshield explaining that SUVs are worse for the dirt than other vehicles.

Tire extinguishers go around the world

We covered this story a few months ago, before the activist group spread around the world. As of May, there wasn’t much evidence that the group was operating in the United States or really anywhere outside of the organization’s headquarters, the United Kingdom.

In just a few months, the group has spread not only to Canada, but now reports are popping up in major US cities like New York, Chicago and San Francisco. It is important to remember that the group is not about flat tires or damage them. Small pieces of gravel or a lens stuck under the air rod cap are sufficient.

What are tire extinguishers used for?

This is a typical flat tire, it could be caused by a puncture
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Earlier we mentioned that ecoists leave little pamphlets on SUVs that they “disarm”. The brochure explains why their vehicle was targeted. He also reassures drivers that despite their SUV being temporarily immobilized, they will have “no difficulty moving without [their] energy-intensive, with walking, cycling or public transport.

This letter has now been translated into at least 10 languages ​​and has been found in France, Sweden and New Zealand.

Ultimately, the Tire Extinguishers aim to make it “impossible to own a huge polluting 4×4 in the urban areas of the world”. the Tire Extinguishers are convinced that the prevalence of SUVs is the single biggest factor impacting global climate change. The United Nations has also recently pointed the finger at large gas consumers.

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