Protestors target energy conference
Climate protesters and anti-cuts demonstrators have targeted a summit of major power firms over high energy bills and greenhouse gas emissions.
The Climate Justice Collective said 300 protesters attempted to disrupt the energy summit in the City of London in an event supported by groups including UK Uncut, Fuel Poverty Action and the Campaign against Climate Change.
The conference is being attended by bosses of the "Big Six" energy companies, which supply most of the power to UK homes and businesses.
The campaigners attempted to enter the venue of the conference with banners and giant model dinosaurs to highlight the "dinosaur technology" of fossil fuels.
They are angry at what they claim is a "stitch-up" by energy companies and the Government to maintain the current energy system, which they say is keeping bills high, pushing people into fuel poverty, and failing to tackle climate change.
Billie Blackwood, of the Climate Justice Collective, said: "It is corporate elites, including the Government, conspiring to keep the status quo of high energy prices, soaring profits, growing instability and disaster capitalism."
City of London Police said three arrests had been made for breach of the peace, and officers were containing the protest.
From the blogs
A slight deviation from style this week and admittedly a bit weird, but at least I can finally say I...
Owen Howells is a DJ/producer who grew up in Australia but was born in the UK. He came back to the U...
Justice, the bedrock of our society is for sale under the Government’s latest plan to sell legal aid...
Take inspiration from the green-fingered brigade who have been showing off their creativity at the R...
- 1 What, let gays get married? We must be bonkers
- 2 Rocky Horror star Tim Curry 'suffers major stroke'
- 3 Exclusive: How MI5 blackmails British Muslims
- 4 EDL marches on Newcastle as attacks on Muslims increase tenfold in the wake of Woolwich machete attack which killed Drummer Lee Rigby
- 5 Farewell, Shameless. Your heirs have work to do
BMF is the UK’s biggest and best loved outdoor fitness classes
Find out what The Independent's resident travel expert has to say about one of the most beautiful small cities in the world
Nook is donating eReaders to volunteers at high-need schools and participating in exclusive events throughout the campaign.
Get the latest on The Evening Standard's campaign to get London's children reading.
Win anything from gadgets to five-star holidays on our competitions and offers page.