I think it’s more about its historical value than the image, but it’s also about property rights and respecting other people’s property.
These clowns only hurt their own motives.
If only the “climate activists” were reasonable, calm and good at debating, and actually said things like “hey, it would be beneficial for all of us if we could find cleaner alternatives for our environment, but that can only work if they are equal efficient according to price and result, otherwise it can never become dominant.”
That and this “green technology” isn’t green at all. IMO electric cars are worse IMO and much more wasteful. .