About 100 activists from the group Climate Rush gathered at a five-star hotel and unfurled a banner reading “No New Coal Awards” before being hauled away by police.
Fifty officers prevented the activists from entering the ballroom itself, but the action disrupted the envent nonetheless. The activists came dressed to impress, wearing dresses and tuxedos just like the coal industry executives inside.
“They weren’t expecting such a no-nonsense statement in front of all the bigwigs,” said Tamsin Omond, a Climate Rush organiser. “It is completely irresponsible to engage in such back-slapping for the most polluting industry in the world.”
Before disrupting the event, Climate Rush held their own awards ceremony, passing out awards to the likes of Gordon Brown (Climate Coward award) and the Royal Bank of Scotland (Financial Fool award).Via: Evening Standard
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