Protesters glued themselves to windows of central London hotel hosting industry event.
Filmmaker Jack Harries was among eight arrested at the peaceful action, where activists glued themselves to the glass front doors of the Intercontinental Park Hotel in central London. Photograph: Extinction Rebellion
Nine activists from the environmental group Extinction Rebellion have been arrested after they glued themselves to the front of a central London hotel to demand that the petroleum industry end its “deeply immoral” behaviour in driving climate change.
Specialist police officers spent about two hours unsticking the protesters from windows next to the entrance of the InterContinental Park Lane hotel in Mayfair, which was hosting an oil and gas industry conference.
As one protester was led to a police van, she said: “I’ve been a very law-abiding citizen all my life but I realise now that is not really working.
I am a mother of two girls and I am really terrified about their future.
We can’t just carry on like this.”
Another said: “The petroleum industry has been complicit in the destruction of our environment and they have been making money out of selling products that are harmful and we need them to stop.”