Renowned Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg protested in the financial heart of London on Friday against the financing of fossil fuels by banks.
She joined a demonstration at the headquarters of major British bank Standard Chartered in London to demand that financial institutions stop financing fossil energy projects.
The protesters carried placards with texts such as “Keep it in the ground” and “Can you breathe money?”. Climate activists from different countries were present at the protest, who will travel with Thunberg to the major climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland. Thunberg said in an interview with the BBC that banks should stop “funding our destruction”.
This year, climate activists from the Extinction Rebellion group have repeatedly protested in London against fossil financing by banks, including at the offices of Barclays, HSBC, Standard Chartered, JPMorgan Chase and also the British central bank. Extinction Rebellion claims that the financial heart of London is the largest financier of fossil fuels.