Recently, it was revealed that the tire deflation of around 900 SUVs (Sport Utility Vehicles) in 18 cities in the US and Europe was the work of an extreme environmental movement group, ‘People who deflate tyres’.
On the 29th (local time), the British daily Guardian said in a statement, “Last night citizens in eight countries deflated the tires of about 900 SUVs that harm the environment.” This is the biggest and will continue to happen in the future. “
They have reportedly been calling for SUVs to be banned from the city, saying that four-wheel drive vehicles emit a lot of smoke.
The first similar incident happened nine months ago in England, and the cities where the damage happened this time were Amsterdam and Enschede in the Netherlands, Paris and Lyon in France, Berlin and Bonn, Essen, Hanover, Saarbrucken in Germany, London and Bristol, Leeds, Dundee in the United Kingdom, There are 18 locations in Europe and the United States, including Malmo in Sweden, Innsbruck in Austria, Zurich and Winterthur in Switzerland, and New York in the United States.
The ‘tyre blowers’ have around 100 support groups around the world, and in early September they advertised that they had “disarmed” 600 vehicles in nine countries. It also claims to have deflated the tires of more than 10,000 vehicles so far.
Launched in March, the organization has denounced SUVs as needlessly wasteful “rich waste” and “a climate scourge that pollutes the air and wrecks the roads we use.”
The Guardian said the organization is decentralized, with coordinators placing orders online, and supporters scattered around the world operating voluntarily.
After giving instructions online to “Aim for an elegant middle-class area,” proponents operate by inserting small objects such as flat pulses into tire valves, injecting them, and pretending that removing the caps will keep the air out over night
In addition, fans are instructed to print leaflets and leave them next to the car, which are known to explain why they are targeting the car.
Marion Walker, a spokeswoman for the group, said: “We want everyone to take ‘climate action’ to stop cities around the world from being overrun by lumbering floors. “One leaflet and one pulse is enough.” Once thoughts translated into action, they cannot be stopped,” he said.
Lee Bo-bae, Hankyung.com guest reporter [email protected]