The plan of activists climate change to spray fake blood on the Treasury has not taken off to the best start.
Dressed in an outfit funerals were held on the vehicle – which had a banner reading “Stop funding climate death” of his side – both demonstrators criticized the military role of the UK in the Middle East and investments UK in companies that cause major fossil fuel emissions, and urged others to rebel.
They splashed the main building of HM Treasury on Horse Guards Road London for a few seconds until they lost control of the pipe, flooding a bystander and more spray activists other than 1800 liters of organic liquid containing beetroot gushed wildly in the street. After about 15 minutes dozens of police arrived and arrested four militants, saying to watch them until they can be returned safely from the vehicle.
Mark Ovland, one of the protesters, said he was willing to be imprisoned for action. “It takes a real revival in terms of the money spent by the government,” he said from the top of the non-board pumper. “Decisions taken in this building going towards a future not. We fund billions in subsidies for fossil fuels and carbon-intensive projects, and we just need to rethink if we are in grave “.
After the scale has happened more than an hour later, the militants have voluntarily climbed down and were taken away by officers. As he was escorted to a police van, 83 years old Phil Kingston said the fact the Treasury was “terrible things.”
Cathy Eastburn, another protester, said she frogmarched into a police vehicle that his children did not have a future if the policies that have “devastating consequences” on the environment continued to be pursued.
“They must stop financing projects that cause more global warming and this means that we do not have a future for our children,” she said. “All children worldwide have no future if we continue to do so. ”
The group said the UK remained the largest fossil fuel subsidies provider in the EU and highlighted a recent report by a Commons committee who said the government credit agency, the UK Export Finance, undermining international climate and the country’s development goals.
“UKEF of support for energy from fossil fuels is too high with the majority of investments in projects in countries with low and middle income,” it read. “The risk of locking them in to high carbon dependency for decades to come”
The Metropolitan Police said a total of eight people were arrested on suspicion of criminal damage; Five men aged between 34 and 83, and three women aged between 34 and 60. He confirmed that the fire engine was seized and removed after the force was called to the scene just before 10:20.
He said there were no reported injuries and the local road closures were in place while the Police handled the incident. A defender said he “took his hat” to the militants. “We must all make sacrifices, whether as an activist or a person in order to save our planet and keep livable for our children,” said Robert Possnett, who was convicted of acting in a disorderly manner this year a public meeting.
However, a witness criticized the action, in which the liquid was sprayed powerfully on a path, saying, “You idiots, you put everyone in danger. ” The event comes before an “international rebellion” of two weeks from Monday. The rebels said they extinction “peacefully occupy the centers of power and shut” until governments act on the climate emergency. “Take two weeks off,” read a leaflet distributed.
A spokesman for the Treasury said: “The UK is a world leader on climate change – have reduced emissions by 42% between 1990 and 2017, while the growth of the economy over two thirds. “In June, we became the first major economy to legislate to end our contribution to world war