The Climate Campers have paid a visit to LCY to meet those politicians who claim to care about the environment, but will of course be flying to Copenhagen.
Climate Camp press release from Indymedia:
Climate Refugee Santas in City Airport Protest
Published: Sunday 06 December 2009 20:22 by Fyi
CLIMATE CAMP PRESS RELEASE:
REFUGEE SANTAS VS POLICE AT LONDON CITY AIRPORT
20 Climate activists dressed as Santa Claus were pushed out of London City Airport departures lounge today by police and security guards. Presents of cartoon books about the problems with carbon trading, carbon ration books, and toy trains were left undelivered. These were meant for the passengers on the final flight to Copenhagen before the COP15 climate talks begin.
The Santas' photographer was arrested. The activists managed to publish a picture of the arrest on Twitter (1) along with another image of the Santas in action (2)
The activists sang Climate Change-themed Christmas carols, including "Silent Plight" and "God Rest We Merry Carbon Traders", in the airport lobby.
A Santa Claus said: "The hypocrisy of flying to the Copenhagen talks is unbelievable. It just goes to show that for the politicians and corporate lobbyists in Copenhagen, these talks are no more than business as usual.
"If governments agree a deal based on false solutions like carbon trading, I shall have to take direct action by getting stuck in a whole lot more chimneys"
Climate refugee santas at City Airport singing as the last flights leave before Cop15 starts
Photographer for Climate Refugee Santas is Arrested
Contact: 07040 900 905press at climatecamp.org.uk
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