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Welsh climate activists target global PR agency demanding it cuts ties with fossil fuels

21 Nov 2022 2 minute read
Welsh climate activists glue themselves onto the window of a leading PR company Hill+Knowlton

Extinction Rebellion activists from Wales have sprayed a black oil-like substance onto the offices of an international PR agency in London this morning.

Hill+Knowlton Strategies clients include the Egyptian government, Exxon Mobil, Shell and Chevron and it was the leading PR company for the United Nations climate talks (COP27), which took place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt and concluded last Friday.

Two more activists glued themselves to the inside of the widows and one held a banner which read, “Hill+Knowlton Strategies: Lying for Big Oil”.

Another in Welsh read “Strategaethau Hill a Knowlton: Rhaffu Celwyddau ar ran y Cewri Olew.”

Vulnerable areas

The Welsh protesters say they are taking action against Hill+Knowlton Strategies because of the impact climate change is having on communities in Wales, with over 60% of Wales’ population living in coastal areas and vulnerable to flooding.

One of the climate activists, Mel Jones, an accountant from Swansea said: “When we heard that Hill+Knowlton Strategies had been hired to help the Egyptian regime organise COP27 we felt we had protest this absurdity as they have an awful track record of spreading disinformation and covering up for the fossil fuel industry, tobacco industry and corrupt countries.”

“There are homes and businesses getting flooded in Wales regularly now, due to climate change; we’re worried about them and our coastal communities and Hill+Knowlton Strategies are a huge part of the problem.

“Fairbourne has already been decommissioned – where will be next?”

The protest on Monday morning also involved eight other groups in London, targeting companies including Eversheds, Schlumberger, INEOS and JPM, all of whom Extinction Rebellion accuse of covering up the truth about big oil and climate change.

At least three activists were arrested during the protests.

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1 year ago

They are commited……………to industry and job destruction, leading to our poverty.

1 year ago
Reply to  I.Humphrys

For the most part, yes. What is the alternative? Every model they seem to propose does result in carbon reduction – fewer people. You are the carbon they want to reduce. There are good climate activists. These guys are targeting the right people for a right reason but offer no real alternative. Most, however, are trend-followers and tankies. Look at the kids defacing art works – Millie Bobbicent-St. Farquar and Busby LowT Garside of Cheem. The new elitist do love themselves a snifter of we’ll-aged virtue signalling with their lab-grown, fair trade, lactose free camanbert. Children and malcontents who can’t… Read more »

George Thomas
George Thomas
1 year ago

Possibly most important story of the day. Keep pressure up on those greenwashing while actually working to destroy the planet.

1 year ago
Reply to  George Thomas

Greenwashing is a bigger crime than pollution, a pretence while engaging in destructive behaviours elsewhere. Easy to solve – just don’t hand out any money to these grant grabbers.

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