Extinction Rebellion activists smash HSBC bank windows in London’s Canary Warf

Female activists from the global environmental movement Extinction Rebellion, on Thursday shattered 19 windows of the HSBC’s headquarters in Canary Wharf, London. The protest was held against what the group says is financing of devastating climate change that threatens the planet

This is not a drill

Activists from Extinction Rebellion, a global environmental movement, held protests outside HSBC headquarters in Canary Wharf, London to raise their voice against the devastating climate change that threatens the planet.

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Sit in to save the Mother Earth

After the activists broke windows of the building, police officers charged against the demonstrators and detained those found guilty.

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Meaningful discussion

The HSBC spokesperson said while they encourage meaningful dialogue on the climate crisis, the bank does not "condone vandalism or actions that put people and property at risk".

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Words and action

The bank said it aimed to be net zero carbon emissions by 2030 and to phase out the financing of coal-fired power and thermal coal mining by 2040 globally.

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The threat is real, hammer it in

The group used hammers to break the windows and pasted stickers on them before sitting down to wait for the police to arrest them

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