May 24 2013 Latest news:
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Four climate change activists are being questioned by police over a security breach at Buckingham Palace.
Three men and one women climbed the gates of Buckingham Palace and chained themselves to the railings.
Claiming to be from the Climate Siren group, the group pulled the stunt at around 2pm yesterday (Saturday).
A spokesperson said the group wanted the Queen to follow Prince Charles’ example by speaking out on climate change.
They wore t-shirts bearing the words “climate emergency. 10% annual emission cuts,” and wielded megaphones.
A banner bore a quote by Prince Charles, reading: “The doomsday clock of climate change is ticking ever faster towards midnight. We are simply not reacting quickly enough.”
The group were held on suspicion of Royal Parks regulations.
Taking action the day after the Rio+20 global conference on sustainable development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, came to a close.