Greenpeace activists shut down BP offices ahead of AGM

Greenpeace climate activists have blocked the entrances to BP's HQ in London

"Climate science is clear that we urgently need to phase out fossil fuels, yet BP are doing everything they can to squeeze every last drop". "BP must clean up or clear out".

The activists encased themselves in five containers that were placed in front of entrances using a crane, before being removed by police. "But the oil industry absolutely must stop searching for new oil & gas!"

Climbers have also descended from the roof and stuck the words "CLIMATE EMERGENCY" across the front of the building.

Paula Radley, a Greenpeace activist now encased inside one of the metal containers, wrote in a blog post published Monday that companies like BP "need to stop exploring for oil or wind down their business".

The containers feature photographs from Gideon Mendel's Drowning World project, which looks at the impact of the climate emergency on people worldwide. The boxes, with two activists in each, had food, drink, toilets, lights, books and games inside.

"But impeding safe entry and exit from an office building in this way is unsafe and clearly a matter for the police to resolve as swiftly as possible".

Blame US Politicians, Not Companies, Huawei Founder Says, Dismissing Blind Nationalism
U.S. tech-giant Google has cut Chinese telecom firm Huawei off from some updates to the Android operating system. Apple Inc., Huawei's main American rival in smartphones, makes a prominent potential target for Beijing.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan forced to miss Europa League final: Should Arsenal boycott?
The Gunners will miss him, but more importantly he misses what could be the best day of his career for no fault of his own. UEFA are responsible for guaranteeing safety of players and fans, and it has become evident that this is not the case.

Netflix just released three new trailers for ‘Black Mirror’ season 5
Official synopsis: A cab driver with an agenda becomes the centre of attention on a day that rapidly spirals out of control . The first, Striking Vipers , stars Nicole Beharie , Anthony Mackie , and Aquaman's Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.

Later Monday, London's Metropolitan Police said four people had been arrested on suspicion of aggravated trespass.

But as BP's 2018 carbon emissions rose to their highest in six years, the London-based major is being lobbied by activists and an increasing number of shareholders to ensure its operations are in line with goals set by the 2015 Paris climate deal to curb global warming.

BP said of the demonstration: "We welcome discussion, debate, even peaceful protest on the important matter of how we must all work together to address the climate challenge, but impeding safe entry and exit from an office building in this way is unsafe and clearly a matter for the police to resolve as swiftly as possible".

Parts of the square were screened off with police tape and a handful of officers patrolled the cordon.

The blockade follows two weeks of central London protests over climate change organised by extinction Rebellion, which saw key travel routes in the capital - including Waterloo Bridge, Oxford Circus and Marble Arch - brought to a standstill by thousands of activists.

"There isn't a future in oil. At their AGM tomorrow BP's Bob Dudley has a choice - he can immediately end oil exploration and start switching to 100% renewables or wind down the company".

Related:

Comments

Latest news

Talks of Arya Stark 'Game of Thrones' spin-off shut down by HBO
As the last season of Game of Thrones trudged on, people were getting more and more frustrated with the writing of the show. I had to like, stay out of that emotion because there was so much to do - like, some really hard scenes to do.

George RR Martin Has "Consulted On a Video Game Out of Japan"
The wheel may still be turning in Westeros , but our time with Game Of Thrones is officially done (at least until the prequel). HBO's popular Game of Thrones series may have come to an end , but that doesn't mean series creator and writer George R.R.

Japanese Growth Beats Expectations
Exports dropped 2.4 percent, with China-bound shipments slumping amid escalating Washington-Beijing trade tensions. The data were closely watched for any signals a planned sales tax rise could be delayed.

Bucks, Raptors both looking to improve in Game 2
Did you know? The Bucks were the most profitable team in the regular season with a 47-31-4 ATS record. "We'll figure things out". The Raptors as a team only had 26 points in the paint.

U.S. warship sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade tensions
Air Force patrols are not provocative but will press on to ensure everybody can fly where worldwide laws allow them to, he said. Navy will sail what are known FONOPS within that limit to challenge a country's excessive maritime territorial claims.

Three Handwritten Wills Discovered In Aretha Franklin's Home
If the newly-discovered 2014 will is honored, control of Franklin's state would be handed over to Franklin's son Kecalf Franklin. Some of the four-page document is almost illegible, and it is full of cross outs and notes added to the margins.

Man urinated on memorial to boy who died of cancer
This should have never happened, ' Bellace said. "We went down there, we came with gloves, and we got it cleaned up", he said. Bryan's father, Bruce, learned of what happened after people contacted his wife on Facebook.

US delays Huawei ban, giving tech sector time to adjust
It also means loss of Android licence for Huawei, forcing it to use the open source version of the operating system. The Commerce Department then moved to blacklist Huawei and 68 related companies from doing business with USA firms.

Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, Preview, and Odds
When word filtered out that he was not in the starting lineup, disgruntled fans roasted the Blue Jays on social media. Toronto Blue Jays rookie Vladimir Guerrero Jr . finally broke out in a big way, and his efforts didn't go unnoticed.

Doctor Who VR game announced, bringing THOSE series villains to life
Equipped with the Sonic Screwdriver, players will be able to pilot the TARDIS and venture through VR to new and familiar worlds. Another chapter in the BBC time-hopping saga will be coming later this year in the form of a Doctor Who VR game.

Liverpool star returns ahead of Champions League final
John Barnes says neither Liverpool FC or Tottenham Hotspur can be considered favourites to win the Champions League final. This is the news Liverpool fans have been looking for since the Premier League finished last weekend.

Trump Slams Fox News for Booking Democrats
Elizabeth Warren turned down a similar chance while branding the network a "hate-for-profit racket". Surprisingly, given that it was Fox News, he was greeted with cheers, laughter, and applause.

Australian elections: Morrison-led coalition all set to form majority government
Trump and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu were among the first world leaders to congratulate Morrison. According to the commission, the coalition is ahead in two of the five seats that have not been declared.

Crusaders strongly refute allegations of homophobic behavior
The incident allegedly took place in Cape Town late Saturday after the Super Rugby side's 19-19 draw with the Stormers. That's where the misinterpretation came. "He just can't understand how it's got to this platform".

Trump says he hopes there'll be no war between US, Iran
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks in a meeting with governmental officials in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. US President Donald Trump said Thursday that he hopes mounting tensions with Iran do not spiral into war.

Other news