The protest outside the InterContinental London Park Lane hotel, where the three-day annual Energy Intelligence Forum annual conference began on Tuesday, was organized by the group Fossil Free London, but was also attended by activists from other organisations, including Greenpeace.
Several hundred people participated in the protest, trying to close the entrance to the hotel, and a number of activists climbed to the roof of the building and raised a giant banner demanding that oil sector companies pay the price for the resulting climate losses.
The heads of leading international companies in the oil and gas sector, including: Shell, Total, Equinor, Saudi Aramco, in addition to politicians and diplomats, participate in the Energy Intelligence Forum conference.
It has been clear for decades that the fossil fuel industry was fully aware of the consequences of its business model, but did nothing. “On the contrary, she has delayed, distracted and denied the causes of the climate crisis and spread doubts about her involvement in it,” Thunberg told protesters before her arrest.
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