Extinction Rebellion protesters glued themselves to Selfridges in Oxford Street on the group’s second day of climate demonstrations.
XR members wanted to raise awareness of the fashion industry’s emissions record and held a banner declaring: “Fashion is addicted to dirty oil”.
Animal Rebellion also targeted McDonald’s with a ‘McSleep-in’ in Leicester Square and XR Cymru blocked a road outside HMRC in a bid to persuade the government not to bank with Barclays.
The Impossible Rebellion demonstrations are focused on XR’s demand that the UK government stops all new fossil fuel investment immediately. They are set to last two weeks.
On Wednesday protesters are heading to Piccadilly Circus and the group is also targeting the Brazilian embassy to protest the environmental destruction of the Amazon Rainforest and the country’s treatment of its indigenous people.
Tuesday also saw the end of The Table, a giant pink structure erected in Covent Garden to symbolise the group inviting the government to “come to the table”. Police, who have made 118 arrests over the first two days of protests, tore it down within 24 hours.