Greenpeace activists target shell garage in Whitechapel

Greenpeace protesters targeted a garage in Whitechapel Road to call for Shell to stop drilling for oil in the Arctic.

Activists, including one wilting in the sun in a polar bear costume, were aiming to raise awareness of their campaign to put pressure on the oil giant to help protect the region.

Jo Ram, a protester from Hackney, said: “The Arctic is a fragile and beautiful place. An oil spill there would be catastrophic. We really hope that folks will help to save the Arctic.”

The organisation claims that Shell is the first of the major oil companies to take steps to exploit the Arctic’s reserves.


You may also want to watch:


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus