Well, that would explain a lot.

Via Daily Mail:

Extinction Rebellion is paying activists up to £400 a week to lead the protests that have brought chaos to the streets of Britain, documents seen by The Mail on Sunday reveal.

Protesters have received payments totalling more than £70,000 in four months alone.

But the eco-protest group privately fears it could face a six-figure tax bill if the money, which is given as expenses, is deemed to be payment for work done on XR’s behalf.

Last night, one Tory MP called on HMRC to launch an immediate investigation into the movement’s tax affairs.

Most of the thousands of activists who brought chaos to London last week were unpaid volunteers, but a select number are claiming the funds

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