Extinction Rebellion protesters used hammers and chisels to shatter home windows at HSBC’s headquarters in London’s Canary Wharf on April 22.
According to the group, 9 ladies took half within the protest, which was scheduled for 7 am.
Extinction Rebellion mentioned they had been protesting the financial institution’s local weather plan. The plan “nonetheless permits the financial institution to finance coal energy, and supplies no foundation to flip away purchasers or cancel contracts primarily based on hyperlinks to the fossil gasoline business,” the group mentioned.
A spokesperson for HSBC was quoted by the BBC as saying: “We welcome significant dialogue on our local weather technique; nevertheless, we can’t condone vandalism or actions that put individuals and property at threat.” The financial institution says it’s aiming to deliver financed emissions to net-zero by 2050.
This footage was captured by London journalist Damien Gayle. It exhibits the protesters breaking the glass and police responding. Police are seen telling a few of these concerned that they’re being positioned beneath arrest. Credit: Damien Gayle by way of Storyful