Climate protesters interrupt speech by UK finance minister Philip Hammond

Reuters Jun 21, 2019, 11:50 AM(IST)

Climate change protesters briefly interrupted a high-profile speech by British Finance Minister Philip Hammond to leaders of the country's financial services industry on Thursday. Several women, wearing red evening dresses and sashes with the words 'climate emergency', prevented Hammond from speaking for a few minutes by using loudspeakers to shout slogans during a banquet in London's landmark Mansion House building.

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