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Protesters storm Shell shareholder meeting

DOZENS of climate activists stormed Shell’s AGM in central London yesterday forcing oil executives to temporarily delay the meeting.

About 70 members from various environmental groups, including Extinction Rebellion, disrupted the assembly at Methodist Central Hall in Westminster with singing and chanting. 

Others glued themselves to chairs, while activists displayed banners reading “Shell profits from hell on earth” and “Shareholders fund death.”

Shell chairman Sir Andrew Mackenzie eventually formally paused the meeting 40 minutes in after being repeatedly interrupted. 

The activists slammed Shell’s decision to launch new fossil fuel projects, accusing the firm of spending more on “green advertising than green technology.” 

Hundreds were also gathered outside Central Hall. Climate activist Lauren MacDonald said: “I’m 21-years-old and I’m being told that by the year 2030, we could be seeing significant global food shortages. 

“By [that] year, I will be 30 years old. I will not allow Shell to take another minute of my life than they already have.”

The room was eventually cleared after around 90 minutes following Sir Andrew’s request to police to remove the activists. Some were seen being led away in handcuffs. 

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