Report: Police removes Greenpeace activists from BP HQ

Greenpeace activists that blocked entry to BP’s headquarters in London on Monday, have been removed by police. According to reports, ten people have been arrested.

The Greenpeace activists and “climbers” had blocked the BP head office on Monday using five containers “specially designed and weighing several tonnes each,” with activists encased inside, calling for BP to stop any new oil and gas exploration.

“We’ve shut down @BP_plc’s HQ because business as usual is just not an option. They are fuelling a #ClimateEmergency that threatens millions of lives. BP must clean up or clear out #BPshutdown,” Greenpeace tweeted on Monday.

On Monday evening Greenpeace said that “the climbers are down, and 8 activists have been removed from their boxes by police.”

Greenpeace on Monday evening also announced that it would hold a rally at St James Square 6 pm local time Tuesday “in support of the activists who took a stand today.”

To remind, BP had on Monday said: “We welcome discussion, debate, even peaceful protest on the important matter of how we must all work together to address the climate challenge, but impeding safe entry and exit from an office building in this way is dangerous and clearly a matter for the police to resolve as swiftly as possible.”

BP employees were not able to access the building on Monday and were working either remotely or from other offices.

According to Global’s Newsroom police has arrested 10 campaigners.

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