Race to Downing Street: Liz Truss briefly interrupted by environmental activists

While speaking at the fourth big oral campaign of the internal campaign in Estbourne (south of England), the Minister of Foreign Affairs was interrupted by the intervention of several people in the ranks of the public, before the live broadcast on the party website is interrupted.

A video posted by Green New Deal Rising shows members of the group calling out to Liz Truss in succession, referring to rising energy prices and the climate crisis, before the audience shouts “out”, as the environment is virtually absent from the debates in the campaign to succeed Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

“I believe we have infiltrators and I will wait until they are expelled,” said Liz Truss, before, once the intruders were removed, to attack “militants who disrupt our country and our democratic process.

Hailed a second time a little later, Liz Truss explained that she took it “as a compliment to be so popular with Extinction Rebellion”, one of the main environmental groups in the UK, which has made itself known for its actions of massive blockages.

“We are angry young people who have watched these debates and are tired of candidates avoiding the real crisis and whose only answer is to give tax cuts to their wealthy comrades and corporations like BP. and Shell while the rest of us are asked to tighten our belts,” Fatima Ibrahim, a member of Green New Deal Rising, who was expelled from the room, told Sky News.

Whoever the Prime Minister is, the movement will face him, she continued.

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