Greta Thunberg joins climate protest in London ahead of COP26

London, Oct 29 (EFE).- Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg took part here Friday in a demonstration outside a bank to demand an end to financing for fossil fuel extraction two days ahead of the COP 26 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow.

The protest at the London offices of Standard Chartered was organized by groups such Climate Justice, Fridays for Future and Young Climate Warriors.

“We are demonstrating against Standard Chartered Bank, which is one of the principal climate murderers in the entire world,” Mexican activist Adriana Calderon said. “It is one of the principal investors in coal mines and oil in Africa, the Philippines and Latin America.”

People waved placards with slogans such as “Keep It In The Ground” and “Can You Breathe Money?,” and the event included musical performances.

Thunberg, 18, arrived about an hour after the start of the protest along with campaigners from a number of countries who will be accompanying her to Glasgow.

She spent only a few minutes on the crowded street in the City of London – the British capital’s financial district – before fleeing the crush of media.

“School strike week 167. Today we’re outside @StanChart asking them to stop funding our destruction. Banks still pour fantasy amounts into fossil fuels, destabilizing the planet and putting many people’s lives at risk,” Thunberg wrote on Twitter moments before the protest. EFE jh/dr

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