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Campaigners say banks have blood on their hands

(REUTERS)

Extinction Rebellion activists have gathered outside the Bank of England in the City of London, in what has been dubbed a ‘blood money’ march.

The campainers, staging a fifth day of protests that are due to last another week, are targeting all of London’s financial institutions.

They are calling for a halt to all investment in fossil fuels, which emit damaging greenhouse gases when burnt.

“We’ve only just begun disrupting the City of London – there’s still time to join us today, and the next day, until this government start acting responsibly and stop all new fossil fuel investments,” the group tweeted.

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Paint daubed on bank

Demonstrators have daubed the outside of Standard Chartered bank in the City of London with red paint and handprints.

There were chants of “Extinction Rebellion – the people united will never be defeated”.

(Celine Wadhera)

Jane Dalton27 August 2021 13:16

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