‘Extinction Rebellion’ climate protester glues her breasts to ground outside Goldman Sachs
Joe RobertsThursday 25 Apr 2019 3:13 pm
She was surrounded by police officers who put up screens (Picture: Jamie Lorriman) A woman has glued her breasts to the road outside the Goldman Sachs offices today as activists ramp up disruption on the final day of protests. The eco-protester was spotted by passengers on a bus lying face down with her top up to her neck. Several police officers surrounded the woman and put up screens to stop the public watching her one-woman protest. It was quite possibly the most spectacular stunt yet as climate change activists targeted London’s financial districts to highlight what they call the business world’s ‘role in our collective suicide’. Extinction Rebellion (XR) demonstrators temporarily blockaded the London Stock Exchange by gluing themselves across entrances to the trading hub in the City of London early on Thursday morning.
Her protest was spotted by passengers on the double decker bus (Picture: Jamie Lorriman) Police tried to stop the public watching the one-woman protest (Picture: Jamie Lorriman) They were un-attached before being taken away in police vans, with Scotland Yard saying 26 people had been arrested on suspicion of aggravated trespassing. The Exchange said all markets were open as normal. Elsewhere, five protesters including 83-year-old grandfather Phil Kingston clambered onto the roof of a DLR train at Canary Wharf station in east London, holding signs saying ‘business as usual = death’ and ‘don’t jail the canaries’. British Transport Police (BTP) used ropes, ladders and harnesses to remove them before confirming five people were arrested on suspicion of obstructing the railway. In central London, dozens of XR members including drummers and banner-carriers could be seen demonstrating outside offices of bankers Goldman Sachs on Fleet Street.
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