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Greta Thunberg has been arrested during a protest for Fossil Free London. The Swedish climate activist had joined other activists outside the InterContinental Hotel on Park Lane, where oil executives were meeting. The protesters tried to block access to the hotel by occupying the entrance area. Fossil Free London posted on X, formerly known as Twitter: “Breaking: Greta Thunberg has just been arrested.” Footage on social media showed the 20-year-old activist being taken away by police officers and placed in the back of a marked van. In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said it had imposed conditions on the activists under section 14 of the Public Order Act, to “avoid serious disruption to the community, the hotel and guests”, and had asked them to leave the road and continue towards the pavement. He said “a number of protesters failed to do so”, resulting in six arrests for road obstruction, a further 14 arrests for Section 14 breaches and one for criminal damage.
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Dozens of protesters blocked Hamilton Place, near Park Lane, at both ends. They carried signs and pink umbrellas with painted eyes, shouting “oily money” and “cancel the conference,” while some set off yellow and pink smoke flares. A white fence surrounded the hotel entrance keeping protesters out while police smuggled conference attendees through the crowd of chanting activists. The Fossil Free London protest was organized during the first day of the three-day Energy Intelligence Forum, previously called the Oil and Money conference, where the bosses of Shell and Total were due to speak. Speaking at the rally, Thunberg said: “Behind these closed doors at the Oil and Money conference, cowardly politicians are making deals and compromises with lobbyists for destructive industries – the fossil fuel industry.
People around the world are suffering and dying from the consequences of the climate crisis caused by these industries that we allow to meet with our politicians and to which we have privileged access.” She added: “That’s why we have to take direct action to stop this and drive oil money out of politics.” During the demonstration, Greenpeace activists rappelled from the hotel roof carrying a banner reading “Make Big Oil Pay.” Maja Darlington, of Greenpeace UK, said: “Oil bosses are toasting each other in a luxury hotel and plotting how to make even bigger profits, as millions struggle to rebuild after a summer of extreme weather. “Big Oil is profiting from humanity’s loss and those who have done the least to cause climate change are being forced to pay the price.” Speakers at the conference include the chief executives of Saudi Arabia’s Aramco and Norway’s Equinor, Germany’s ambassador to the United Kingdom and Graham Stuart, Britain’s minister for energy security and net zero emissions. Stuart has previously said allowing oil and gas companies to continue drilling in the North Sea for resources is necessary for energy security.