EXTINCTION Rebellion eco-warriros used a fire engine to spray 1,800 litres of fake blood on the Treasury’s Westminster headquarters today.
Activists used a de-comissioned fire truck to drench the front of the building with red liquid at around 10am this morning.
The group used a fire engine to spray fake blood at the building[/caption]
Government staff were forced to walk through the liquid as they arrived for work[/caption]
Police arrived at the scene shortly after the stunt unfolded and two people have been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage.
The group also erected a banner reading “Stop funding climate death” and sprayed the same slogan on the walls of the building.
One of the group, named Ben, claimed the action had been carried out as ‘economic growth leads to climate death’.
He said: “The Treasury has been frustrating efforts by other government departments to take action against climate change because it cares only about economic growth.
“It doesn’t see that eternal economic growth leads to climate death.
“The red symbolises the people dying now in the global south and also the people who are going to start dying from climate change all around the world if we do nothing.”
Workers at the government building had to walk through the red liquid as they tried to get to work.
A clean-up operation has now started.
Extinction Rebellion disrupted London with 11 days of protests in April.
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Protests saw activists block roads and glue themselves to public transport.
Following today’s protest, a spokesman for the group said: “It is time to imagine a future where humans no longer cause irreparable harm to themselves and their surroundings, but recognise and support the interconnectedness of life in its broadest sense.”
A Met Police spokesperson said: “Officers called at 10:17hrs to Treasury building, SW1 have arrested two on suspicion of criminal damage.”
The group claimed the action was taken as ‘economic growth leads to climate death’[/caption]
Protesters displayed a banner saying ‘Stop Funding Climate Death’[/caption]
The group also sprayed the slogan on the front of the Westminster building[/caption]