Climate activists block entrance to London Stock Exchange

Climate change protestors stand atop a train at Canary Wharf station. (File photo: AFP)

Environmental activists are blocking the main entrance to the London Stock Exchange after gluing themselves to the doorway while wearing LED displays reading “climate emergency.”

The Extinction Rebellion demonstrators also climbed on top of a Docklands Light Railway train at Canary Wharf station in east London as they focus on the city’s financial centers during the final day of protests in the capital. The group says the financial services industry is being targeted for “funding climate and ecological destruction.”

Activists held signs saying “business as usual = death” and “don’t jail the canaries.”

Some 1,000 people have been arrested during the protests, which started April 15. More than 10,000 police officers have been deployed in response to demonstrations that disrupted transportation by targeting bridges, intersections and commuter trains.

More protests

Activists also plan protests outside banks including Goldman Sachs, the Bank of England, Rothschild and Nomura on the final day of protests aimed at forcing Britain to take action to avert what they cast as a global climate cataclysm.

The Extinction Rebellion group is also planning protests outside Deutsche Bank, Royal Bank of Canada and Rabobank, according to a document seen by Reuters.

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