Extinction Rebellion have glued themselves to London’s Stock Exchange on Thursday morning, as organisers announced they are going to target the financial sector.
Organisers are demanding that the financial industry as they “demand they tell the truth about the devastating impact the industry has on our planet.”
Extinction Rebellion leaves today with a beautiful closing ceremony. But not before gluing ourselves to the London stock exchange…
We have all outgrown capitalism. It is a tired, broken system, totally incompatible with a healthy, sustainable future. We have to dream bigger. pic.twitter.com/uP7mB4moFb
— Sam Knights (@samjknights) April 25, 2019
Two men and five women wearing face visors, glued their hands together in a line and the protestors at either end had their hands super glued to the wall.
They wore LED signs around their necks saying, “climate emergency,” “Tell the Truth,” and “you can’t eat money.”
The Docklands Light Railway at Canary Wharf was also targeted as activists climbed on top of the Railway.
More activists did a sit down protest in the middle of the road at Bank and near Southwark Bridge, blocking roads.
A Transport for London (TfL) spokesman said, “We are aware that there are demonstrations taking place across London which may cause disruption to travel.
“The safety of our customers and staff is our number one priority and we’re working closely with the police to manage the impact on London’s transport network.
“We would encourage people to check their journeys before they travel.”
In a statement announcing the end of their protest, Extinction Rebellion said, “We would like to thank Londoners for opening their hearts and demonstrating their willingness to act on that truth.
“We know we have disrupted your lives. We do not do this lightly. We only do this because this is an emergency.
“Around the planet, a long-awaited and much-needed conversation has begun. People have taken to the streets and raised the alarm in more than 80 cities in 33 countries.
“People are talking about the climate and ecological emergency in ways that we never imagined.”