Climate protest news 7 May 2022
60-hour oil terminal occupation comes to end after 30 activists arrested
A SIXTY-HOUR occupation of an oil terminal near Glasgow finally came to an end on Thursday with over 30 arrests.
Supporters of the Just Stop Oil group launched the action at the Nustar Clydebank facility in West Dunbartonshire at 4am on Tuesday.
The climate activists blockaded the site by locking onto the entrance while others clambered onto oil silos and pipes within the terminal. It ended around 60 hours later on Thursday afternoon.
Scotland Police said that 31 people had been arrested and charged with various offences.
Climate activists halt traffic and occupy Cambridge bank
Extinction Rebellion activists occupied Barclays bank in Cambridge on Saturday (07/05), calling for an end to investment in fossil fuels.
Campaigners entered the bank, as part of a surprise occupation, and sat on the floor where they created a poster with the slogan “A Better World is Possible”.
The group of demonstrators then moved out onto St Andrew’s Street and staged a “die-in” around the poster. They displayed messages such as “Barclays, The Ecocide Bank” and “End Fossil Fuels Now”.
‘FIRST GRAND PRIX UNDER WATER’ – SEBASTIAN VETTEL MAKES CLIMATE CHANGE PROTEST AT MIAMI GRAND PRIX
Aston Martin’s German driver, former Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel, explained his protest at the Miami Grand Prix opening ceremony. Vettel explained that he was baffled by the relaxed attitude in the city given the predictions regarding climate change suggest that the city will end up underwater.
“Sometimes the truth isn’t nice but it’s worth spreading and it will impact so many people, and maybe some can’t afford to start over anew. We’re in trouble and need to act now otherwise there will be a lot of suffering.”