Extinction Rebellion activists smeared red paint on the headquarters of British bank Standard Chartered in London on Friday. The activist group held a protest march in the financial district in the British capital as part of a protest that will last a total of two weeks. British media such as The Guardian.
The climate activists climbed the bank’s entrance and then poured blood-red paint over the facade. The organization accuses the bank of financing the fossil fuel industry, thereby contributing to climate change. The group is targeting the protest march against the “blood money” on which, according to that lecture, the British economy is built. The activists moved on to London City Hall, which they also smeared.
Dozens of arrests
Extinction Rebellion has announced protests for two weeks. Last week there were already actions in several places in London. For example, the fountain at Buckingham Palace was defaced with red paint on Thursday. In addition to focusing on the climate crisis, the activists also want to draw attention to racial and social inequality, because they believe that these themes are interrelated. The biggest action of the week took place on Friday, with several thousand protesters protesting in London’s financial district.
Dozens of people have been arrested in recent days in the actions, the London police report. Sixteen people were arrested on Friday. The most arrests were made on Tuesday: 112, followed by 92 on Wednesday.