Does Extinction Rebellion have a hippy problem?

How does the public persona of Extinction Rebellion as a ‘bunch of hippies' help or hinder the cause? Who might it need to recruit to win over a wider majority? Ronan Harrington gives some analysis on how public perception can shift.

The UK Parliament has declared a climate emergency! Evidence that public opinion can dramatically shift if we find the right chorus of messages and messengers. But does the public persona of Extinction Rebellion as a bunch of hippies' help or hinder the cause? Who might it need to recruit to win over a wider majority? Ronan Harrington gives some analysis on how public perception can radically shift.