Activists in 10 UK cities have covered billboards and bus stops with spoof HSBC adverts, accusing HSBC of ‘climate colonialism’ and demanding the bank end its financing of fossil fuels, detention centres and climate destruction.


Over 250 billboards, bus stops and tube ads featuring HSBC advertisements have been hijacked (IMAGES HERE), including in London and Bristol today, in a national grassroots campaign by Brandalism activists. The campaign aims to expose the bank’s harmful impacts on the climate and communities globally. Other locations targeted include Sheffield, Leeds, Oxford, Carmarthen, Birmingham, and Glasgow.


In defiance of the bank’s new ‘net-zero ambition’, artworks were created by 15 different artists to parody and reply to the bank’s controversial ad campaign by ad agency J W Thompson.

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