Across the country, hundreds of people are doing actions outside Barclays branches. Why Barclays? Well, it’s because Barclays is lending billions of pounds to fossil fuel companies. Those are the same fossil fuel companies making huge profits by drilling for oil and increasing emissions. They’re exploiting the cost of living crisis, and the climate crisis.
And Barclays is lending them the money to do it. In fact, Barclays lends more money to fossil fuel companies than any other bank in Europe.
That’s why hundreds of people are visiting Barclays branches and demanding that Barclays stops lending money to fossil fuel companies.
BREAKING: #Barclays faces biggest ever day of climate protests
👉 Over 100 #Barclays branches across the UK targetted
👉 Windows cracked & covered in posters, fake oil & paint
👉 Actions & outreach continuing throughout the day
👉 Press release: https://t.co/Snl0ckwdcn
— Extinction Rebellion UK 🌍 (@XRebellionUK) November 14, 2022
There are all sorts of actions happening across the UK:
Today there are protests at over 100 Barclays banks
Let it be known that @Barclays is the biggest financier of fossil fuels in Europe – funding the destruction of our children’s future
To stop climate change, we need to stop those who are bankrolling it. pic.twitter.com/7wNGUklIwD
— Christian Climate Action (@CClimateAction) November 14, 2022
— Extinction Rebellion Canterbury (@XRCanterbury) November 5, 2022
Extinction Rebellion protesters have chained themselves to the interior of Barclays in central Cardiff.
They want to cause the bank “public embarrassment” for continuing to fund fossil fuels. @XRCardiff @ExtinctionR pic.twitter.com/2s0DEFdmGz
— Conor Gogarty (@ConorGogarty) November 14, 2022
It’s not just people that Barclays are hearing from either. Just last month, the board at the National Trust agreed to sit down with Barclays senior staff and ask them why they’re funding destruction.
Right now, Barclays are getting it from all angles. And it won’t stop until they end funding for fossil fuels.