CLIMATE campaigners Extinction Rebellion (XR) blocked a street in Glasgow as they targeted investment bankers this afternoon.

While COP took place at the SEC protesters were on Waterloo Street outside JP Morgan, which tops the Forbes list of the world’s biggest fossil fuel funding banks.

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The XR demonstration, titled the “Trillion Dollar Bash”, aimed to call out the bank’s continued profits from investing in fossil fuels and contribution to the climate crisis.

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Speaking at the protest, one activist said she wanted to draw attention to JP Morgan’s fossil fuel investments.

“At their hands, hundreds of thousands of people are suffering worldwide and we’re calling them out today,” she said. “It has to stop. We really hope that the people, all the delegates from COP, all the ministers, really do listen to their hearts … they know in their heart of hearts what is right for this planet. Governments giving money to banks that are investing in fossil fuels in just a no-no.”

Our reporter Richard Mason livestreamed from the Extinction Rebellion protest. Watch below.

Extinction Rebellion continue their march across the city to COP26.