Zoe Jones broke down in tears when she heard about a man who was unable to see his dying father in hospital due to her protest
An Extinction Rebellion activist who shed ‘crocodile tears’ over a man who missed his dying father’s final hours after being caught up in protests enjoyed a globe-trotting, jet set lifestyle, MailOnline can reveal.
Zoe Jones broke down and apologised after hearing how the man became stuck in traffic as he rushed to the hospital to see his dying dad because climate protesters glued themselves to a bathtub on one of Bristol’s busiest roads.
Miss Jones told a BBC reporter: ‘We’re incredibly sorry. We didn’t mean for our protest to affect your life in this way.’ But she continued: ‘I still believe we are doing the right thing. But it is incredibly difficult to hear stories like that.
Many viewers of her interview slammed Miss Jones’s ‘crocodile tears’ and called for her and fellow Extinction Rebellion – XR – protesters to leave the area.
Now the 23-year-old eco-warrior faces claims of hypocrisy after photos emerged of her carbon spewing lifestyle, globetrotting to far-flung exotic locations.
The 23-year-old Extinction Rebellion spokeswoman preaches about the affect of flying on the planet, but has enjoyed exotic holidays around the world including a safari in Uganda (above)
Miss Jones, an English graduate, from Shropshire, posted this photo of her at Victoria Falls, in Zambia along with the caption: ‘Getting wanderlust again…’
Miss Jones’s social media is full of envy-inducing pictures of her travelling to picturesque locations. On this photo of her skiing posted in 2017 her uncle Mike asks if she is going to give him grandchildren yet, to which the eco-warrior replies: ‘Too busy enjoying my life sorry, Mike’
The activist posted this photo of friends drinking on the beach in Tauranga, New Zealand. A friend says they are jealous of her travels and she replies: ‘Who wouldn’t be jealous of that!’
Miss Jones flaunts her ecologically unsound jet-setting on social media, uploading snaps of herself skiing, posing at the iconic Victoria Falls in Zambia, and in apparent skydiving kit at an airfield.
Other exotic locations enjoyed by the fancy-free English literature graduate from Shrewsbury include a trip to Egypt and a bungee jump over the Nile, a safari in Uganda, holidays in Namibia, France and New Zealand.
Emphasising her soft spot for environment-damaging travel on Twitter, she wrote: ‘Impromptu trip to Paris… YES PLEASE’.
Her globetrotting began in 2014 when she visited Zambia and the following July she posed for the camera next to a giraffe on safari with a male friend in Africa.
A photo of her with some friends drinking on the beach in New Zealand on Facebook prompted an envious comment from a friend to which she replied: ‘Who wouldn’t be jealous of that!’
Miss Jones’s boastful pictures have led to accusations of double standards, preaching to others while flying around the world
And in a picture of her skiing two years ago, her uncle Mike asks if she is going to give him grandchildren yet, to which she replied: ‘Too busy enjoying my life sorry, Mike.’
Miss Jones’s boastful social media pictures have led to some accusing her of double standards by preaching to others while flying around the world.
Lesley Alexander, a Bristol Conservative councillor, said: ‘Preaching one thing and doing another in a case of do as I say, not as I do, is hypocritical.
‘You can’t moan about the impact of travelling on the environment and then swan around the world by plane. It’s rank hypocrisy.
‘People are justified in feeling very angry about it, especially if they are being stopped from getting to work or seeing their dying father, things like that.’
XR organiser Robert Boardman-Pattinson has also come under fire for advocating environmentally friendly living whilst also travelling to far flung places around the world.
He posted pictures onto Instagram from numerous skiing holidays, posed in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa as well of pictures of palm fringed exotic travels.
It comes after Hollywood actress and Labour supporter Emma Thompson was branded a ‘first class hypocrite’ when she flew 5,400 miles from Los Angeles to London to take part in a climate change protest.
Miss Jones hails from three generations of climate change activists and Corbyn supporters.
Her mother, Jackie Jones, runs her own yoga studio in Shrewsbury and offers to take well-heeled clients on spiritual retreats in exotic parts of Spain.
The campaigner who insisted that Extinction Rebellion were ‘doing the right thing’ by blocking the roads in Bristol last week, posted this photo of her doing a bungee jump, during her travels
Despite telling others not to fly and warning governments over the effects of cheap air travel on the planet, Miss Jones also posed in skydiving gear on an airfield as part of her world tour
Miss Jones hails from three generations of climate change activists. Her mother, Jackie Jones, runs her own yoga studio and offers to take well-heeled clients on spiritual retreats in Spain
On her website she boasts of having ‘travelled extensively’, claiming to have studied yoga in California and mediation in France.
In April, mother and daughter were both arrested at an Extinction Rebellion protest in Parliament Square.
Footage of the arrests show the women refusing to move from the street unless they were carried away by numerous officers.
Joining them was Jackie’s partner, Adam Shipp, secretary of his local Labour Party branch and the spokesman for the local branch of Extinction Rebellion, who glued himself to a road.
Their protest are also attended by Miss Jones’ 15-year-old sister, Jazmin, and her grandmother Jean, 83, who has posted extreme anti-Conservative material online.
The grandmother shows her eco-militancy despite her age, writing: ‘Power to the people. I am so lucky to have such a wonderful family and will always go down fighting for them.’
Miss Jones broke down and apologised last week when she heard the story of the man who missed the chance to share some precious hours with his dying father on BBC Radio Bristol
Miss Jones was speaking as Extinction Rebellion protestors blocked the M32 motorway into Bristol last Wednesday with several members being arrested and removed by police officers
The man rushed to hospital after being called on Wednesday to say that his dad only had hours to live. He died before his son got there after the son got stuck in traffic caused by the protest
The eco-warrior family also played a central role in a ‘die-in’ at Barclays Bank in Shrewsbury earlier this month, claiming that the bank played a key role in perpetuating climate change.
Miss Jones’ social media presence shows a history of activism. One photograph, posted in 2016, shows her wearing a T-shirt instructing the world to ‘refuse to ignore people in crisis’ while on a sponsored walk to support refugees.
In social media posts she has described herself as ‘all human rightsy’, but admitted that her brain had been ‘pickled in alcohol’ at Leeds University.
A friend of Miss Jones said she has not flown for two years after realising its damaging impact on the environment.
Miss Jones herself declined to comment.