Extinction Rebellion in front of the Home Office building in the latest climate change stunt

You’re at it again! Extinction Rebellion activists lit smoke flares and poured black paint in front of the Home Office building in the eco-mob’s latest action on climate change

  • Extinction Rebellion threw black paint outside the Home Office in protest
  • Two eco-zealots tied each other with a hose and ignited black flares
  • A group of the protesters also dressed up as yellow birds at the demonstration

Extinction Rebellion activists fired smoke flares and poured black paint outside the Home Office today.

A group of the protesters were surrounded by police as they held placards and lay on the ground next to the office building.

The eco-fanatics poured the black paint out of plastic buckets with the words “End Coal” written on the side.

Two of the protesters appear to have attached themselves to each other with a large hose.

Two protesters put their arms in a tub and lit torches outside the Home Office in London

Two protesters put their arms in a tub and lit torches outside the Home Office in London

A group of Extinction Rebellion protesters dumped buckets of black paint on the ground in front of the building

A group of Extinction Rebellion protesters dumped buckets of black paint on the ground in front of the building

Police stand guard outside the Home Office while two men try to remove the black paint

Police stand guard outside the Home Office while two men try to remove the black paint

After the demonstrations, employees and security forces tried to remove the black paint with mops and brushes

After the demonstrations, employees and security forces tried to remove the black paint with mops and brushes

Both lit torches and screamed as they sat near the entrance to the Home Office.

The protest comes two weeks after Extinction Rebellion (XR) said it would abandon disruptive protests and instead prioritize dialogue.

Representatives for the group said earlier this month they would “priority participation over arrest and ties to roadblocks.”

XR said today’s stunt was a protest at Cumbria’s newly approved coal mine, which was given the green light by Leveling Up, Housing and Communities Secretary Michael Gove last month.

The group said online: “Amid the climate and environmental emergency, this will be the UK’s first new deep coal mine in 30 years. It’s time for #EndCoal.

“2022 saw record global greenhouse gas emissions, but the government would rather put their own profits ahead of people’s lives.

“Providing unstable jobs in the coal sector during a climate crisis is not fair. The opening of a coal mine in a region of the UK already disproportionately affected by the climate crisis, with increasing flooding and unprecedented rainfall, will cost lives.”

Extinction Rebellion members dressed up as yellow birds and waved their arms as part of the protest

Extinction Rebellion members dressed up as yellow birds and waved their arms as part of the protest

A cleaner tries to wipe up the black paint in front of the Interior Ministry after the protest

A cleaner tries to wipe up the black paint in front of the Interior Ministry after the protest

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Emma Colton

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