Activist super-glued to RBS front desk as 150 Climate Campers mount an incursion into RBS
August 20, 2010
At noon today, approximately 150 activists breached the security between the Climate Camp (which is on the grounds of Royal Bank of Scotland headquarters) and the buildings complex which houses the headquarters.
As the activists completed their tour of the grounds, one protestor disguised as a banker gained entry to building and super-glued her hands to the front desk. She was arrested, and an ambulance was called to facilitate removal.
The activists invited the bankers to lunch to find out more about the Climate Camp and the role of RBS in financing climate chaos at the many workshops and trainings planned for this weekend, before the day of mass action.
The activists managed to enter the revolving doors of the RBS building, where they held a dance party and held a banner declaring “we won‘t pay for their crisis”. They then moved to the front of the building, where there were speeches about RBS’ destructive investments into fossil fuels.
One of the speakers said:
“This is a call to action because RBS is financing fossil fuel projects around the world. They are knowingly displacing and endangering communities, destroying ecosystems and leading us towards climate chaos. We’re hear to join with those communities in opposing a financial system which prioritises profits for the few over all of our futures”