Fracking protesters glue themselves to Government building

Demonstrators have chained themselves together and superglued themselves to a Government building as part of an environmental protest.

Monday, 12th November 2018, 4:34 pm
Updated Monday, 12th November 2018, 5:39 pm
Activists from Extinction Rebellion stage an anti-fracking protest outside the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in Westminster, London
Activists from Extinction Rebellion stage an anti-fracking protest outside the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in Westminster, London

More than 60 activists descended on the headquarters of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, in Westminster, on Monday for the demonstration, which was organised by activist group Extinction Rebellion.

Activists from Extinction Rebellion stage an anti-fracking protest outside the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in Westminster, London
More than 60 activists descended on the headquarters for the demonstration, which was organised by activist group Extinction Rebellion.

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Some of the protesters barged into the building through a side entrance and painted the group's logo on a number of glass panels
Activist Genny Scherer, an anti-fracking protestor, who has glued herself to the outside the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Dozens of police arrived in vans to closely watch the protest as chants of "fracking is stoppable" and "keep that oil in the soil" rang out on Victoria Street. Police said one person was arrested.
A number of the protesters hailed from near Cuadrilla's shale gas fracking site at Preston New Road in Lancashire, which they claimed was environmentally damaging.
Other activists superglued their hands to the revolving doors of the department and locked their arms together with plastic tubes to ensure they could not be easily moved.
Other activists locked their arms together with plastic tubes to ensure they could not be easily moved
The group wanted authorities to take more seriously the "severity of the situation" regarding climate change.