Greenpeace have targetted Barclays Bank branches over funding for fossil fuels

Greenpeace have targetted Barclays Bank branches over funding for fossil fuels

They have taken action right across the UK

Greenpeace has targeted Barclays high street branches across the country over the bank's support for fossil fuels.

The environmental campaigners said they had shut down almost 100 branches from Portsmouth to Dundee early on Monday morning by disabling doors to prevent staff from entering.

Greenpeace is demanding that Barclays stops its support for oil, gas and coal companies and channels funding into renewable energy instead to help tackle the climate crisis.

Branches saw images of Barclays customers bearing slogans such as "stop funding fossil fuels" plastered on windows, and pop-up exhibitions showing climate-related disasters went up in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London and Manchester.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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