Children’s doctor calls for dose ‘of civil disobedience’ in video filmed at his NHS hospital before joining Extinction Rebellion protesters


A CHILDREN’S doctor has called for the Government to be given a dose “of civil disobedience” — in a video filmed at his NHS hospital.

Dr Alex Armitage posted the clip on Facebook before joining eco-warriors who brought misery to London last week.

In his Facebook video, Alex said the Government has become ‘constipated by Brexit’
The London based doctor was seen at the demos this week and once stood for the Green Party in local elections

The paediatric registrar, 37, was among hundreds of Extinction Rebellion protesters who blocked roads, forcing ambulances and other emergency vehicles to find detours.

His footage — that he has since removed — shows him at the paediatric department at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth. He wears his hospital scrubs, an NHS ID pass and stethoscope and a yellow badge reading “My name is Dr Alex”.

He says: “The medicine Government needs is mass-participation, non-violent, civil disobedience.”

He claims the world is facing “drought, mass starvation and societal collapse”. And he adds: “I decided to make this video in a professional capacity because as a paediatrician I am one of the people who is responsible for the health and well-being of future generations.

“The Government is constipated by Brexit. Constipation is a condition I treat on a regular basis.”

The doctor, who lives in Dalston, East London, once stood for the Green Party in local elections. He took down the video after The Sun contacted employers at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust for comment.

A spokesman said: “Employees are expected to behave appropriately and professionally at all times.”


THE millionaire dad of a protest ringleader wanted to chop down trees and create more traffic by building over his garden.

John-William Reeves, 70, had his planning application for a three-bed house turned down after locals said “it’s not good for the environment”.

When the Sun on Sunday visited him at his sprawling £2million estate in Orpington, Kent, he said he was “very proud” of daughter Laura, 29.

He added: “I brought my girls up to respect the environment.”

Wannabe model Laura has been key in organising protests that have caused misery and chaos.


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