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Topless XR protester Laura Amherst says she's taking a break after 'trolling' and 'misogyny'

Laura Amherst, the Extinction Rebellion activist who hit headlines around the world with her nearly-nude protests, has announced that she is taking a break from social media to focus on what’s really important to her – her family and her activism.

In a tearful Instagram video, she said that she had "pushed herself to the limit of what she can do" and was experiencing a lot of trolling and misogynistic comments from other Instagram users, as well as "harsh" penalties from the social media platform itself.

In her emotional video, she said that she had fainted, bruising her arm and leg, and blamed the collapse on the stress of her online life.

She said that the most important thing was to focus on environmental concerns, saying that if there wasn’t a habitable planet for her daughter to live in 10 or 20 years from now then there was "no real point going on".

"Thanks to everyone who has been supportive and kind to me on this journey," she wrote.

"You mean the world to me."

She promised that she would return to the platform again in the near future to update followers on how much she had raised for environmental concerns with her OnlyFans account and other initiatives.

She's always defended her attention-grabbing topless protests: "If me taking my clothes off can help save the planet then why not?" she says.

Laura has raised significant sums for Extinction Rebellion by selling "booby stuff", as she puts it.

"Update on my fan site," she announced in a previous Instagram post.

"Made £1200 in the first two days."

'If me taking my clothes off can help save the planet then why not?' says Laura Amherst (Image: lauraamherstxr/Instagram)

Laura says she 'wasn't nervous at all' about stripping off in public and felt 'it made a lot of people happy'(Image: lauraamherstxr/Instagram)

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