Former and current Extinction Rebellion members and other environmentalists have accused the group of setting back action on climate change by blocking the printing of several newspapers.
On Friday night, activists blockaded the printing plants where The Telegraph and several other newspapers are printed, delaying their publication.
One former prominent member of Extinction Rebellion said the move had turned environmental activism into a ‘culture war’.
“Journalists from all the papers XR blockaded have been working hard to report the climate crisis while thousands of people from every part of the UK are tackling it,” said the former activist, who stepped back from the group last year.
“More needs to be done but it makes no sense to deliberately adopt divisive and partisan culture war tactics at a time when bolder action on climate change is winning