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Greta Thunberg joins another climate change protest a day after Met charge her with public order offence
19 October 2023, 11:13 | Updated: 19 October 2023, 11:37
Greta Thunberg has gone on another climate change protest a day after being charged with a public order offence.
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The Swedish activist, 20, joined a protest outside JP Morgan's headquarters in London's Canary Wharf demanding the bank stops funding fossil fuels.
They moved to block the entrances of the bank by sitting on the pavement chanting 'oily money out' and waving yellow flags and banners.
It comes just one day after Thunberg - whose address was given by police as 'Dorset' - was charged with failing to comply with a condition on public assemblies following a protest outside a central London hotel on Tuesday.
In today's demonstration outside JP Morgan, protesters said the bank has been a major source of funding of fossil fuel projects since the Paris Agreement, when governments agreed to limit global average temperature rise to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels.
Fossil Free London campaigner Henry, who declined to give his last name, said: "Since the Paris climate agreement they have been the worst financiers of fossil fuels, having provided 434 billion dollars (£357 billion) in finances.
"They are making billions of profit every year at a time of worsening inequality when so much of the world is being devastated by the climate crisis.
"We think there should be no new fossil fuel investment or financing from JP Morgan and we think that some of their billions of profits should go towards loss and damage to the communities affected by climate change and provide the financing for adaptation and mitigation measures."
After Tuesday's rally, Thunberg was charged with failing to comply with a condition imposed under Section 14 of the Public Order Act.
Officers said they asked the protesters to move from the road onto the pavement which would have allowed them to continue protesting legally.
They said they had imposed conditions to "prevent disruption to the public".
She was bailed to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on November 15.
A Met Police spokesman said: "We have charged 26 people after a protest outside a hotel in central London.
"Officers responded to the protest on the morning of Tuesday October 17 and imposed conditions to prevent disruption to the public.
"The protestors were asked to move from the road onto the pavement, which would enable them to continue with their demonstration without breaching the conditions."