CLIMATE activist Greta Thunberg was arrested along with 20 other protesters outside a central London hotel today in an action to disrupt the Energy Intelligence Forum.
The InterContinental London hotel near Hyde Park was hosting the heads of major oil and gas companies at the event.
Fossil Free London, which organised the protest, hit out at the companies for deliberately slowing the global energy transition to renewables in order to make more profits.
The group highlighted how this year’s United Nations climate conference president is also the chief executive of an oil company.
Dozens of protesters blocked Hamilton Place at both ends with banners and pink umbrellas with eyes painted on, chanting: “Oily money out” and “Cancel the conference.”
Greenpeace activists abseiled down from the roof of the hotel to unfurl a banner reading: “Make big oil pay.”
later: A detailed, informative article: Oily Money Out: Greta Thunberg arrested at oil conference protest in London