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Extinction Rebellion: Six people arrested as activists climb on top of Shell oil tanker in central London

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Extinction Rebellion: Six people arrested as activists climb on top of Shell oil tanker in central London

Saturday 16 April 2022 16:05, UK

Six people have been arrested after Extinction Rebellion activists climbed on top of an oil tanker in central London.

The climate group said three people climbed on top of the Shell tanker, holding a banner which said “end fossil filth” in Bayswater Road on Saturday morning.

Extinction Rebellion said Olympic gold medal-winning canoeist Etienne Stott and fellow British Olympian Laura Baldwin were among those demonstrating.

Several police officers were also at the scene and were seen blocking the road while the protest took place.

Mr Stott said: “I am acting to try to disrupt the toxic fossil fuel industry that is destroying everything we hold dear.

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