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Climate Activists Break Windows at HSBC HQ in London’s Canary Wharf

Climate activists have broken at least windows at HSBC’s headquarters in London’s Canary Wharf on Thursday.

The Earth day protest was against the company, saying that devastating climate change threatens the planet.

“Despite HSBC’s pledge to shrink its carbon footprint to net-zero by 2050, their current climate plan still allows the bank to finance coal power, and provides no basis to turn away clients or cancel contracts based on links to the fossil fuel industry,” Extinction Rebellion said in a statement.

The Extinction Rebellion group used hammers to break the windows and placed stickers on them with the words, “better-broken windows than broken promises.”

The group also sat down and waited for the police to arrest them.

A spokesman for HSBC said that the bank was open for a “meaningful dialogue” on its climate strategy but that it could not “condone vandalism or actions that put people and property at risk.”

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