Scores of climate activists, on Tuesday, stormed an ongoing Annual General Meeting of the British Oil Company, Shell, to protest oil exploration by the company.

The protesters in their numbers gathered at Shell’s venue of its Annual General Meeting in London, United Kingdom, chanting ‘Shame on Shell’, and singing ‘all we are saying, stop oil and gas, and ‘we will stop you’.

According to the live streaming by @XRUK_Live on Twitter, Shell’s AGM was put on hold as the protesters practically took over the venue.

There were reports on Monday that civil society organisations, comprising people of the Niger Delta Region, environmental activists, representatives of host oil and gas communities, human rights groups, students, youths, artisans and media practitioners, on Monday, held a rally at the office of Shell, Marina, in Lagos in Nigeria to protest against Shell.

They were asking that Shell should stop oil and gas extraction in Nigeria, and urged investors to stop funding Shell’s operations, owing to the environmental damage that the company’s operations were allegedly causing to the water, land and human resources in Nigeria.

They equally called for a limit of global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial level, and demanded, amongst others, an end to carbon emission.

They equally called for a people-centred transition from fossil fuel to clean energy in Nigeria as well as the clean-up of the Ogoni land and the entire Niger Delta Region.

 

 

Source: https://energynewsafrica.com

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