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Omnipresent242 posts since 25 Jul 2012
London London
Yes, it’s been there since early this morning. The main entrance to NBH and Radio 1/1Xtra have been closed - some protestors glued their hands to the doors. Some have also climbed the building.

It’s not unusual to see protests outside NBH but they are usually kept away from the main entrances.

I don’t know what’s happening to The One Show tonight as there’s not a chance they will be gone by then.
Cando1,513 posts since 8 Mar 2012 Banned for 1 week
London London
Not been mentioned on the News channel or the BBC website though. Have they got some sort of black out going on about the story?

Surely it can't be too difficult to point a camera out of one of the windows or use the skyline camera at Langham Place pointing at All Souls Church? Laughing Wink

There is a protest there everyday of the week
noggin14,646 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Not been mentioned on the News channel or the BBC website though. Have they got some sort of black out going on about the story?

Surely it can't be too difficult to point a camera out of one of the windows or use the skyline camera at Langham Place pointing at All Souls Church? Laughing Wink


The BBC usually keep coverage of demonstrations outside the BBC (which are quite regular) to a minimum. There is a strong argument that reporting them as major stories encourages future protests as a way of getting publicity for your cause.
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VMPhil10,001 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today
I find their allegation that the BBC have ‘remained silent’ on climate change to be preposterous. BBC News regularly report on climate change and Blue Planet II was arguably responsible for the current crusade against plastic and other environmental protests.
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Markymark7,334 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
Not been mentioned on the News channel or the BBC website though. Have they got some sort of black out going on about the story?

Surely it can't be too difficult to point a camera out of one of the windows or use the skyline camera at Langham Place pointing at All Souls Church? Laughing Wink


The BBC usually keep coverage of demonstrations outside the BBC (which are quite regular) to a minimum. There is a strong argument that reporting them as major stories encourages future protests as a way of getting publicity for your cause.


Yes, I can understand that, but you can't be selective with that policy. It's arguable (for example) that the 2011 riots spread because of media coverage ?
Charlie Wells3,811 posts since 26 Nov 2003 Moderator
Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
I find their allegation that the BBC have ‘remained silent’ on climate change to be preposterous. BBC News regularly report on climate change and Blue Planet II was arguably responsible for the current crusade against plastic and other environmental protests.

Maybe they're annoyed that their interview with Andrew Neil on Wednesday didn't go as well as they'd hoped.
See https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m00095pr/the-andrew-neil-show-series-1-09102019 about 19min20s onwards. The Extinction Rebellion spokesperson (Zion Lights) was presumably unaware that Andrew Neil does his research prior to interviewing his guests, and therefore able to properly scrutinise some of their claims & demands. (When interviewing politicians this can lead to pulling apart blatant lies and contradictions to their previous statements.)
"Listen, we've all got something to bring to this conversation, but from now on what I think you should bring is silence." - Rimmer
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Brekkie32,650 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
I find their allegation that the BBC have ‘remained silent’ on climate change to be preposterous. BBC News regularly report on climate change and Blue Planet II was arguably responsible for the current crusade against plastic and other environmental protests.

Exactly. And Blue Peter has been teaching generations of kids to recycle.

I'm sure every generation thinks they're more socially concious than the last but do find Extincyion Rebellion quite insulting.
I preferred the internet when it had a sense of humour.
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Josh1,078 posts since 21 Dec 2014
Yes, it’s been there since early this morning. The main entrance to NBH and Radio 1/1Xtra have been closed - some protestors glued their hands to the doors. Some have also climbed the building.

It’s not unusual to see protests outside NBH but they are usually kept away from the main entrances.

I don’t know what’s happening to The One Show tonight as there’s not a chance they will be gone by then.

I do think they'll be gone, but don't they usually have a performer on the show towards the end? How will that logistically work as they usually have members of the public in the studio so it may be unable to move them out in time?
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Markymark7,334 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
I find their allegation that the BBC have ‘remained silent’ on climate change to be preposterous. BBC News regularly report on climate change and Blue Planet II was arguably responsible for the current crusade against plastic and other environmental protests.

Exactly. And Blue Peter has been teaching generations of kids to recycle.

I'm sure every generation thinks they're more socially concious than the last but do find Extincyion Rebellion quite insulting.


Surely they can't have too much more Annual Leave left to take?