Eco warriors target BP boss Bernard Looney on his first day on the job and shut down oil firm’s London HQ
Nine people were arrested after Greenpeace members temporarily shut BP’s London HQ.
The eco activists protested to coincide with chief executive Bernard Looney’s first day on the job.
Around 100 people took solar panels to the building but were prevented from fixing them to the pavement.
Around 100 Greenpeace protesters took solar panels to BP’s London HQ but were prevented from fixing them to the pavement. Nine people were arrested
Others attached themselves to oil barrels plastered with the BP logo, to block staff.
Protester Richard George said: ‘BP are trying to block the transition to clean energy on a global scale.’
Looney, who was visiting staff in Germany yesterday, is set to unveil a major shake-up of the energy giant, including introducing new climate goals, next week.
In a post on social media site Instagram yesterday, he wrote: ‘Day 1 of my new job! Today I take up the position of CEO of BP and I couldn’t be more excited 🙂
‘The journey starts right here in Germany, where I’ll be getting a first-hand look at some of our downstream sites and meeting our fantastic people.’
In a statement, BP said: ‘BP’s new chief executive Bernard Looney is visiting employees in Germany today, but he understands the frustration and anger of protesters in London.’