27 October 2021, 15:12
A climate activist disguised as Boris Johnson set a propeller boat on fire outside the COP26 site in protest against the use of fossil fuels.
Dressed in a fake head designed to look like the Prime Minister, the protester set fire to the sail of a small boat inscribed with the words “Your Children’s Future”.
The stunt was organized by Ocean Rebellion, an offshoot of the climate change activist group Extinction Rebellion.
Activists also included an “Oilhead” figure with a gasoline canister mask.
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During the protest, they burned piles of counterfeit money on the banks of the River Clyde in Glasgow, opposite the site of the upcoming COP26 conference.
They said the scene “represents the utter lack of purpose of the UK government in tackling catastrophic climate change, ocean acidification and the loss of biodiversity which will devastate all of our futures and leave a dead ocean for generations to come. “.
Floss Stallard, member of Ocean Rebellion, has called for the demolition of the Cambo oil field, located west of the Shetlands.
“The Cambo oil field is a continuation of the submissive pressure of the fossil fuel industry,” she said.
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“We need to wean humanity off oil, not dig more wells.”
Ocean Rebellion was launched in August 2020, created by a small group active in Extinction Rebellion.