LONDON (Reuters) – A climate campaigner breached security at the British Museum in London at the weekend to place masks on two of the terracotta warriors in an exhibition there in protest at China’s booming carbon dioxide emissions.
Martin Wyness, a father of two young daughters, said he made the protest on Sunday to draw attention to the lack of international action on global warming and specifically China’s growing role in the climate crisis.
“It is a protest against China’s CO2 emissions. Nothing was damaged. It was all very respectful,” he told Reuters, adding he had then been grabbed by security guards and bundled out of the “First Emperor” exhibition.