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Dan Wootton hails Italians as drivers deal with Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion activists march through Downing Street

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Dan Wootton has praised Italian motorists who took the law into their own hands and pulled members of Extinction Rebellion Italia out of the middle of the motorway they were blocking. The former executive editor of The Sun is a frequent critic of environmental groups such as Just Stop Oil, Extinction Rebellion and Insulate Britain who block roads or cause other incovencies to the public branding them “eco terrorists.”

Mr Wootton reflected that if British environmental protesters thought they received a “hard time” from UK motorists they should see what happened to their Italian counterparts.

He said: “If the mob in this country think they’ve been getting a hard time from motorists.

“Then they should see what happens to their Italian counterparts when they wine in the middle of the road.

“So raging drivers near Rome took matters into their own hands with brute force when motorways were blocked by Extinction Rebellion Italia on the morning commute.”

The Kiwi journalist they showed viewers footage of Italian motorists confronting the eco protesters, swearing at them and finally dragging them off the motorway.

Mr Wootton was full of praise of the antics of the motorists arguing that the situation had been resolved without the involvement of the police.

He said: “And would you look at that the traffic started moving again without a police officer in sight.

“I love it, well done to the Italians.”

According to The Daily Mail, the confrontation took place on Wednesday.

The video footage of the row showed one motorist explaining that his mother suffers from ankylosing spondylitis, a rare type of arthritis, and is in the car with him.

He drags a female protester across the road fuming ” You’ve f****d me off now, my mother is in the car ill.”

Another motorist pushes a protestor to the ground as it looks like the furious row might escalate.

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In a tense moment a driver accelerates towards a protester who narrowly moves out of the way to avoid being mowed down.

Another raging motorist tore the group’s banner away fuming: “Let’s get rid of this banner for f*** sake, I need to go to work, I don’t care what you’re doing here.”

The activists finally moved out of the way when an ambulance arrived, unblocking the motorway.

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