Scores of activists from XR and Fossil Free London unleashed a new wave of disruption against fossil fuel giant Shell and two of their major financiers BlackRock and Vanguard. Dozens of protesters infiltrated Shell’s AGM preventing the event from starting for an hour with songs, chants, and speeches. Later in the meeting activist shareholders attempted to storm the stage but were prevented by a ring of security guards before being manhandled out of the hall. Outside Vanguard and BlackRock a person with a giant Rishi Sunak head spewed oil over the Earth highlighting the close financial links between the Prime Minister’s family and the fossil fuel industry.
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Day 3: Running out of time: The Big One continues as over 200 organisations share the streets with London Marathonhttps:https://extinctionrebellion.uk/2023/04/23/day-3-running-out-of-time-the-big-one-continues-as-over-200-organisations-share-the-streets-with-london-marathon/
London's biggest sporting event and The Big One share the backdrop of the country's capital as protesters, runners and spectators peacefully work together towards a better future. As the government tests out its emergency alarm, time is running out for them to respond to our collective demands for an end to new fossil fuels, citizens assemblies and reparatory justice. Otherwise we will be forced to step it up...
The Kidzania indoor kids city was targeted by children protesting against outdated job opportunities sponsored by British Airways and Shell, as they loudly demanded to choose their own futures.
This morning, Extinction Rebellion targeted lobbying firm UK Finance's headquarters at 1 Angel Court near Bank in London. Two people threw pink paint over the glass panelling across the front of the building. Others stuck a large sticker with the word ‘CORRUPT’ on the window. Personal statements explaining why people took part were stuck to the windows. 6 people have been arrested.
Extinction Rebellion disrupts London Fashion Week calling on them to cut ties to plastic polluters, Coca Colahttps:https://extinctionrebellion.uk/2023/02/20/extinction-rebellion-disrupts-london-fashion-week-calling-on-them-to-cut-ties-to-plastic-polluters-coca-cola/
On Monday 20 February 2023, the penultimate day of this year's London Fashion Week, Extinction Rebellion and affiliated groups gathered at 180 The Strand in London to demand an end to fossil fuel sponsorship of cultural events. A red carpet was rolled out where models in white boiler suits with 'cut the oil out of Coke' in red paint paraded up and down their own catwalk. A giant red banner has been unfurled in front of the venue reading 'Coca Cola, World's Top Plastics Polluter' alongside a banner reading 'Cut The Ties To Fossil Fuels'. Giant cola bottles filled with fake oil are being poured outside the venue.
At 11am on Monday November 21st, Extinction Rebellion and other aligned groups took nonviolent action at thirteen sites across central London, targeting the offices of companies and organisations which have links to the fossil fuel industry. The groups sent a universal message that it’s time to ‘cut the ties’ with fossil fuels.
On Saturday evening, hundreds of members of Extinction Rebellion replaced thousands of adverts around London, covering trains and bus stops with posters inviting the public to step up and demand government action on the climate and ecological emergency.
WE CAN’T AFFORD THIS ANYMORE: Extinction Rebellion to hold weekend of resistance in London on October 14-16https:https://extinctionrebellion.uk/2022/10/12/we-cant-afford-this-anymore-extinction-rebellion-to-hold-weekend-of-resistance-in-london-on-october-14-16/
Extinction Rebellion’s Weekend of Resistance will commence from October 14-16 in central London. Thousands will come together in London for a long weekend of mass participation action, an open house event at the Tate Modern, a mass subvertising campaign and much more. Extinction Rebellion is working on a plan that sees the movement growing in numbers and building momentum towards 100k people on the streets in Spring 2023. October 14-16 will be the next step in that journey