Apr 22, 2021

Extinction Rebellion activists smash windows at Canary Wharf HSBC

Extinction Rebellion activists have shattered at least 19 windows at HSBC's headquarters in east London. The Earth Day protest at the Canary Wharf branch was staged to draw attention to the bank's links to the fossil fuel industry, activists said. Nine women took part in the protest, wearing patches with the words "Better broken windows than broken promises". Nine women were arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage and remain in police custody, the force added. "Despite HSBC's pledge to shrink its carbon footprint to net-zero by 2050, their current climate plan still allows the bank to finance coal power, and provides no basis to turn away clients or cancel contracts based on links to the fossil fuel industry," XR said.

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