Environmental activists vandalise Shell's London headquarters


Monday, April 15, 2019

Environmental activists have vandalised the offices of oil giant Shell during a day of protests across the capital.

Protesters from the group Extinction Rebellion smashed windows at the building and covered it in graffiti, including their campaign group logo and the word "lies".

A number protesters sat inside a revolving door at the entrance of the building, gluing themselves to the glass, as well as scaling scaffolding.

A press release sent from Extinction Rebellion said they would be "intentionally causing more than £6,000 worth of damage" to the Shell building in an effort to get their case heard at Crown Court.

Appearing on the Matthew Wright show, Extinction Rebellion protester Robin Boardman said the action was "totally necessary".

"We are a strictly non-violent movement and anyone that were to do anything outside of that would no longer be part of Extinction Rebellion," he said.

"As long as actions are taken in a peaceful and coordinated manner, then I feel that they're totally necessary."

The vandalism of the Shell building was part of a series of protests taking place throughout London today, with Extinction Rebellion activists based at Marble Arch, Parliament Square, Oxford Circus, Picadilly Circus and Waterloo Bridge.

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