Activists who are against sports utility vehicles (SUVs) have targeted a Land Rover dealership in “an act of retaliation” after two young girls were killed in a crash at a school.
On Sunday night Tyre Extinguishers said that activists “destroyed” car tyres on at least 60 vehicles at Jaguar Exeter in Devon.
On 6 July Nuria Sajjad and Selena Lau who were both 8-years old were killed when a Land Rover crashed through a fence at The Study Prep School in Wimbledon leaving several others injured.
Tyre Extinguishers said in a statement: “Tyre Extinguishers destroyed all the tyres on at least 60 vehicles at Jaguar Exeter, Matford Way.
“SUVs are eight times more likely to kill children in crashes than smaller cars.
“This act of retaliation is intended as a peaceful and non-violent demonstration to draw attention to the presence of grossly-inappropriate private vehicles in our towns and cities.”
NEW: TX TAKES RESPONSIBILITY FOR LAND ROVER DEALERSHIP TYRE DESTRUCTION
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Last night TX destroyed tyres on at least 60 vehicles at Jaguar Exeter, after a Land Rover killed 2 innocent girls in Wimbledon in July. pic.twitter.com/fcTPAlFDuM
— The Tyre Extinguishers (@T_Extinguishers) August 7, 2023
The group added, “Tyre Extinguishers firmly believes that their action is a necessary escalation to try and stop these vehicles from wrecking further lives and continuing to push the worsening climate crisis off the cliff edge.
“The group hopes that this action will serve as a wake-up call for all stakeholders to unite in their efforts to prevent future tragedies and make our roads safer for everyone.”
A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said they are “aware of criminal damage having occurred” and “inquiries continue.”