Giant media agency Havas was held to account today for becoming Shell’s new chief greenwasher as Extinction Rebellion activists and representatives of indigenous groups disrupted its London offices.
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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.
Court finds XR Scientists not guilty for action at BEIS – while charges are dropped against Shell HQ occupation defendantshttps:https://extinctionrebellion.uk/2022/10/21/breaking-court-finds-xr-scientists-not-guilty-for-action-at-beis-while-charges-are-dropped-against-shell-hq-occupation-defendants/
Today five Scientists for Extinction Rebellion on trial for criminal damage have been acquitted by a magistrates’ court in London.
At 10.00am on Tuesday May 24th, over 80 people disrupted Shell's first UK AGM, held at the Methodist Central Hall in Westminster, with the aim of preventing the meeting from going ahead.
Around 1:30 PM today (Wednesday 13 April) people started glueing themselves to points around Shell’s London HQ, including the welcome desk, despite the heavy presence of police officers at the location. Police are protecting the real criminals.
Extinction Rebellion has occupied the London Headquarters of oil giant Shell to demand a meeting with CEO Ben Van Beurden. 3 people have glued themselves to the reception desk and others are glued on in the entrance outside. Outside the building, members of XR’s whistleblowing platform TruthTeller used placards to invite named employers to share insider information about the company’s planet-damaging activities.
This morning, scientists calling for radical change in the face of the climate and ecological crisis took nonviolent direct action at the London headquarters of Shell, as part of the world’s largest ever scientist-led civil disobedience campaign. The group used modified fire extinguishers to spray biodegradable fake oil on the building, as well as posting relevant scientific papers to the walls.
The story of how a jury acquitted a group of Extinction Rebellion protesters for criminal damage to Shell’s HQ, despite having no defence in law, has been dramatised for Radio 4.
Summertime and rebels will be at the Science Museum from 2pm for family fun, dirty scrubbers and some serious context from the XR Scientists group.
BREAKING: Scientists disrupt opening day of Shell sponsored ‘Our Future Planet’ exhibition at the Science Museumhttps:https://extinctionrebellion.uk/2021/05/19/breaking-scientists-disrupt-opening-day-of-shell-sponsored-our-future-planet-exhibition-at-the-science-museum/
At 10:30 AM on Wednesday 19th May, a group of scientists from Extinction Rebellion locked themselves to a mechanical tree in the Science Museum, the centerpiece of the Shell sponsored Our Future Planet exhibition. The group, who used bicycle cables and D-locks to lock themselves inside the exhibit on the opening day, explained that the decision by the Science Museum Group to continue to accept Shell sponsorship gives legitimacy to the fossil fuel giant’s planetary destruction. The group took great care not to damage the exhibit and to respect safety regulations.