May 23, 2023

Shell AGM: Climate activists storm shareholder meeting

Climate protesters stormed Shell's annual shareholder meeting in London, with security having to step in to protect board members. The disruption meant the meeting struggled to get under way as protesters were removed by security. Campaign groups are looking to ramp up the pressure on Shell and other energy companies to align their climate targets to commit to absolute carbon emissions cuts by 2030 and focus more resources towards renewables. Groups gathering outside the investor event include Christian Climate Action, a branch of Extinction Rebellion; Catholic protest group Laudato Si' Movement; and Quakers for Climate Justice. Shortly after the meeting began, a choir of protesters began a song to the tune of Hit The Road Jack, singing: "Go to hell Shell and don't you come back no more."

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