Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Business

Bank of England, Home Office, MI5 and News Corp HQ targeted by Just Stop Oil vandalism

The Bank of England was among London landmarks targeted by environment activists this morning, along with the Home Office, MI5 and headquarters of News Corp.

Two Just Stop Oil demonstrators were arrested by City police outside the Bank of England, after the building was covered in orange paint.

The City of London Police said the campaigners were held “in relation to protest activity outside the Bank of England this morning.

“A small cordon affecting the pavement remains in place.”

On Twitter, the Bank of England said it “was vandalised by Just Stop Oil today. Many thanks to City Police for their swift action and arrests.”

“We will cooperate fully with any further police investigation. Tackling climate change is everyone’s responsibility”, before sharing what it is doing.

The Metropolitan Police said it has arrested six people on suspicion of criminal damage across the capital in connection with the protests.

Their account tweeted, “protestors have thrown paint in a number of locations this morning: Marsham Street, SW1P Millbank, SW1P London Bridge, SE1.

The Bank was vandalised by Just Stop Oil today. Many thanks to @CityPolice for their swift action and arrests. We will cooperate fully with any further police investigation. Tackling climate change is everyone’s responsibility. Read what we’re doing here: https://t.co/g7C2nDlkkV pic.twitter.com/tptZG7gbPj

— Bank of England (@bankofengland) October 31, 2022

Despite the injunction, last week Just Stop Oil demonstrators disrupted roads by Bank Station in the heart of the City.

“Six arrests have been made this morning following this protest activity. All those arrested remain in custody.”

This comes as Just Stop Oil enter their 31st day of direct action mainly across London, protesting the government’s issuing of 100 new gas and oil contracts.

“We are not prepared to stand by and watch while everything we love is destroyed, while vulnerable people go hungry and fossil fuel companies and the rich profit from our misery”, said a A Just Stop Oil spokesperson.

The group said it targeted the Bank of England, Home Office, MI5 and News Corp as they are the “pillars that support and maintain” fossil fuels in the economy.

Earlier this month Essex police slammed “selfish” Just Stop Oil demonstrators who closed the Dartford bridge for an hour, while TfL was granted an injunction against the group on 21 October.

Read more:
Bank of England, Home Office, MI5 and News Corp HQ targeted by Just Stop Oil vandalism

    You May Also Like

    Business

    The head of the International Monetary Fund has warned of increased risks to the stability of the financial system after weeks of banking sector...

    Business

    1.22 billion people use Instagram every month. That’s a huge number of Instagrammers trying to hit it big on the platform all at the...

    Business

    Since the rise of online casinos, cybersecurity has become a major concern for both casino operators and players alike. The transactions that go around...

    Business

    The Home Office has made next to no progress in tackling criminal fraud during the past five years, despite it having become Britain’s most...

    Disclaimer: rightdecisionnow.com, its managers, its employees, and assigns (collectively “The Company”) do not make any guarantee or warranty about what is advertised above. Information provided by this website is for research purposes only and should not be considered as personalized financial advice. The Company is not affiliated with, nor does it receive compensation from, any specific security. The Company is not registered or licensed by any governing body in any jurisdiction to give investing advice or provide investment recommendation. Any investments recommended here should be taken into consideration only after consulting with your investment advisor and after reviewing the prospectus or financial statements of the company.

    Copyright © 2023 rightdecisionnow.com | All Rights Reserved