The distribution of several major newspapers was disrupted early on Saturday after Extinction Rebellion climate emergency activists blockaded printing presses used by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, the publisher of the Daily Mail and the Sun. The activist group blocked roads leading to two printworks, at Broxbourne, north-east of London and at Knowsley near Liverpool. Extinction Rebellion said it took the action to highlight what it regards as the newspapers’ failure to report accurately on the climate crisis. The actions were condemned by the home secretary, Priti Patel, who accused the protesters of attacking the free press.
Extinction Rebellion protesters arrested after blockading Murdoch print sites