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Extinction Rebellion Delay Printing Of Papers Owned By Rupert Murdoch
Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists delayed the distribution of several national newspapers after blocking access to three printing presses owned by Rupert Murdoch. Over 100 protesters targeted Newsprinters presses at Broxbourne in Hertfordshire, Merseyside, and , North Lanarkshire.
Newsagents said some of the papers - which XR accuse of failing to report on climate change - have arrived late.Sixty-three people have been arrested. The presses print the Rupert Murdoch-owned News Corp titles including the Sun, the Times, the Sun on Sunday, the Sunday Times, and the Scottish Sun. They also print the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph, the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday, and the London Evening Standard.
XR used vehicles along with individual protesters chaining themselves to structures to block roads to the presses. Vans were covered with banners including "Free the truth" and "Refugees are welcome here". The group has planned 10 days of action and demanded the government declare a climate and ecological emergency.