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Chimney sweeps protest fossil fuel financing

Activists dressed as chimney sweeps

Chimney sweeps were spotted on the streets of London yesterday, as activists protested about pollution caused by some of the city’s biggest institutions. It wasn’t sooty smoke from fireplaces and power stations they were complaining about though, but the carbon emissions generated by investments from the UK’s biggest banks and asset managers.

Activists dressed as chimney sweeps

Activists from Fossil Free London went uber-retro to highlight the City’s role in fuelling climate change. The protest was timed to coincide with the revelation that banks and asset managers are responsible for such a vast quantity of emissions, if they were a country they would rank ninth in the global leaderboard of top emitters.

Activists dressed as chimney sweeps

 

Activists dressed as chimney sweeps

 

Activists dressed as chimney sweeps

 


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