1.30pm Today Monday 23rd actions against climate change and the Royal Bank of Scotland are taking place across Edinburgh, as well as at their Gogarburn HQ.
Oil exploration company Cairn Energy, off Lothian Road, have taken delivery of an oil-like substance from a giant pig, unfortunately creating a 60 litre oil spill. (Obviously Cairn wouldn't be responsible for such a thing).
Down in Leith, the Forth Energy place is the target of agrofuels-related action, with 7 people atop the building.
The Nicholson Street branch of RBS is blockaded by folk with signs reading "ask me why I won't bank with RBS". As at midday the two hour long blockade had resulted in the bank shutting its doors.
And at RBS in South Gyle the executive car park is blocked by 7 people with superglued hands.
A report has just come in that demonstrators have pitched a tent outside RBS on North Bridge.
Meanwhile the main RBS bank in St Andrews Square is being guarded by police, including a CCTV van, and private security. In a neo-liberal version of 1984 the public are only being allowed in if they show security the correct bank card!:
- More info on what the Climate Camp is and why people are taking action against climate change
- Info on why the Climate Camp are taking action against the Royal Bank of Scotland
- Banner drop on the A8: ""RBS: Using our money to fuck the planet"
UPDATES 3pm Five arrests at Forth Energy. Action continues at RBS Nicholson Street, with lock-ons and demo outside. Protestors on Royal Mile highlight destructive RBS-backed Tar Sands project in Canada. Delegates from the indigenous people directly affected denounce that "RBS are killing our people." More info on Tar Sands project and actions today against it.