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‘Shell Kills’

Chaos erupts as Fossil Free London and Greenpeace activists disrupt Shell AGM
Katie Hill - Editor-in-Chief, My Green Pod
Protester outside Shell's AGM in London

Main image: Andrea Domeniconi/Greenpeace UK

Activists from Fossil Free London have disrupted Shell’s annual general meeting (AGM).

Videos show a large group of activists singing ‘Shell Kills!’ to the tune of Dolly Parton’s Jolene.

Some removed clothes to reveal T-shirts reading ‘Shell Kills’. Video footage also shows security guards forcibly removing activists from the venue.

‘Murder on a mass scale’

Yesterday (21 May) activists from Greenpeace joined Fossil Free London and other environmental groups demonstrating outside the Intercontinental O2 in Greenwich, where Shell was holding its AGM.

Activists removed from inside the AGM joined the demonstrators outside.

‘We peeled back these suits today to reveal the truth: Shell’s senseless oil and gas expansion is nothing short of murder on a mass scale. Behind this AGM and this board are human lives being trampled, from the Niger Delta, to all those babies born this year who will grow up in a dangerously overheating world hurtling towards collapse.’

JOANNA WARRINGTON
Spokeswoman for Fossil Free London

Shell’s shareholder rebellion

Shell is facing its largest shareholder rebellion in years, with Norway’s state investment fund urging the company to give more information to shareholders about its climate agenda after CEO Wael Sawan watered down Shell’s climate commitments earlier this year.
 
Lawyers for Shell and Greenpeace will meet in court for the first time on Friday (24 May) in the first hearing of Shell’s multimillion ‘intimidation’ lawsuit against Greenpeace.

Shell has opposed the length of the defence submitted by Greenpeace’s legal team and specifically asked that sections outlining the company’s decades-long history of climate denial and environmental destruction be removed.

The hearing will take place at the English Admiralty Court, Rolls House, 7 Rolls Buildings, London EC4A 1NL

‘While people from Brazil to Afghanistan count the cost of climate catastrophes, Shell’s CEO is promising to expand fossil fuel production for decades to come. Countries who have contributed the least to the climate crisis are being left to face its worst effects, but Shell continues banking billions and using its vast wealth and influence to intimidate anyone who calls out the injustice it is perpetuating.
 
‘Since taking over a year ago, Sawan has slashed Shell’s already weak climate targets – and even some of the company’s biggest shareholders are unsettled by his approach. The world can’t wait for fossil fuel giants like Shell to reform themselves. We need concerted global action to force the industry to stop drilling and start paying for the damage it is already causing around the world.’

MAJA DARLINGTON
Campaigner at Greenpeace UK

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