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CLIMATE ACTION: Extinction Rebellion push forward with action against bank branches across Hertfordshire

 Published on: 7th February 2021   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

Extinction Rebellion Groups across Hertfordshire continue to push forward with action against HSBC and Barclays Bank branches across the county.

On Friday, January 29 Extinction Rebellion members placed stickers on seven branches across the country including in St Albans, Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted and Radlett.

This follows on from similar action in November and hopes to highlight the role the two banks are playing in financing the climate crisis.

The stickers placed on windows, doors and ATMs featured messages such as “Barclays: Funding the climate crisis” and “HSBC: Funding the climate crisis.”

A spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion St Albans said: “Barclays and HSBC are directly contributing to a worsening climate emergency. If you bank with either, they use your money to support exploration for more oil, more gas, and more coal.

“Put simply banking with HSBC or Barclays means more flooding, more wildfires, more droughts and more deadly heatwaves.”

The action was carried out with full compliance with coronavirus regulations with individuals using their daily exercise to apply the stickers.

Photo credit St Albans Extinction Rebellion

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