West London protestor deflated ‘100 SUV tyres’

Image above: flat tires on an SUV

62-year-old woman calling for “an army of middle-aged women” to protest against SUV ownership

A 62-year-old mother from west London, who says she has deflated tyres on about 100 SUVs in the last month, wants to recruit an “army of middle-aged women” to join her protest action.

The anonymous woman, who is member of controversial climate activist group The Tyre Extinguishers, said she feels “exasperated” with drivers of the “destructive” vehicles.

SUVs require more energy to move around than smaller cars and therefore emit more CO2, overshadowing the car industry’s climate gains from fuel efficiency improvements and the nascent electric vehicle market. In terms of emissions, if SUV drivers were a country, it would be the sixth-largest emitter in the world.