Activists arrived at the venue on The Strand early this morning, flooding its entrance with crimson liquid and mendacity down for press photographers, simply hours earlier than the high-profile occasion is because of start.
Participants had been led away by police shouting: “You choose profit over planet, profit over people, profit over our future.”
The group stated in a press launch that the dramatic motion signalled the “blood on the hands” of the trade as a result of its environmental report.
It warned in the present day’s protests mark the start of 5 days of motion in opposition to the style trade, which it describes as “one of the most polluting in the world with a carbon footprint more than international flights and shipping combined”.
It comes forward of a so-called “International Rebellion” beginning on October 7, which is able to see cities throughout the globe name for speedy motion on the local weather and ecological disaster.