Cop26: Boris Johnson impersonator in Glasgow sets fire to boat to protest fossil fuel use

Failure to tackle global warming will ‘leave a dead ocean for future generations,’ campaigners warn

Aisha Rimi
Wednesday 27 October 2021 23:46
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<p>Ocean Rebellion protestors set light to fake boat opposite the Cop26 conference venue </p>

Ocean Rebellion protestors set light to fake boat opposite the Cop26 conference venue

A climate campaigner from the organisation Ocean Rebellion dressed as Boris Johnson and set fire to a boat in Glasgow to protest against the use of fossil fuels.

The protester, part of the Extinction Rebellion affiliated group, wore a false head designed to look like the prime minister while setting light to the prop with the words “Your Children’s Future” outside the Cop26 venue.

The campaigners, including an “Oilhead” character with a petrol can mask, also burned stacks of fake money during the protest on the banks of the River Clyde in Glasgow, opposite the site of the upcoming Cop26 conference.

They said they were protesting against the “UK Government’s total lack of purpose in combating catastrophic climate change, ocean acidification and biodiversity loss that will devastate all our futures and leave a dead ocean for future generations".

Floss Stallard, a member of Ocean Rebellion, called for the Cambo oil field, situated west of Shetland, to be scrapped.

She said: "The Cambo oil field is a continuation of bowing to fossil fuel industry pressure. We need to wean humanity off oil, not dig more wells."

Ocean Rebellion was launched in August 2020, created by a small group active in Extinction Rebellion.

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