I WAS a little surprised you publicised the irresponsible actions of the XR demonstrators, whose antics did not make one iota of difference to the climate issue but, on the other hand, caused problems and created misery for many thousands of innocent citizens and cost us, the public, £37 million (Gazette, October 24, 'Tree surgeon clocks on to climate protest').

They need condemning, not praising.

Donald A Wroe