William Eichler 11 May 2017

Campaigners to unleash ‘fossil fuel monsters’ on London councils

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Climate campaigners are planning to march on London this Saturday with ‘fossil fuel monsters’ in order to urge the capital’s borough’s to divest from the polluting industry.

As part of a Global Divestment Mobilisation calling on institutions to stop investing in fossil fuels, the campaigners will call on London’s borough’s to ‘clean up our council: kick out fossil fuels'.

Waltham Forest and Southwark councils recently agreed to divest from the industry, but London’s authorities have £1.5bn invested in fossil fuels.

Those taking part in the march will parade three ‘fossil fuel monsters’ through the city via bike and bus to ‘chase fossil fuels away’ from 14 different boroughs.

Local campaigner Rob Platts from Divest Waltham Forest said: ‘After our historic achievement in Waltham Forest, it’s fantastic to see so many London boroughs uniting in this campaign to remove public funds from the fossil fuel industry.

‘These investments are completely at odds with the Government’s responsibility to the people.’

The divestment campaign group 350.org said: ‘If it’s wrong to wreck the climate, it’s wrong for our universities, pension funds, places of worship, cities, museums and banks to profit from that wreckage.’

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