Climate Refugee Santas in London City Airport Protest
7.12.2009 (CLIMATE CAMP PRESS RELEASE)
REFUGEE SANTAS VS POLICE AT LONDON CITY AIRPORT
20 Climate activists dressed as Santa Claus were pushed out of London City Airport
departures lounge today by police and security guards. Presents of cartoon books
about the problems with carbon trading, carbon ration books, and toy trains were
left undelivered. These were meant for the passengers on the final flight to Copenhagen
before the COP15 climate talks begin.
The Santas’ photographer was arrested. The activists managed to publish a picture
of the arrest on Twitter (1) along with another image of the Santas in action
The activists sang Climate Change-themed Christmas carols, including “Silent
Plight” and “God Rest We Merry Carbon Traders”, in the airport lobby.
A Santa Claus said: “The hypocrisy of flying to the Copenhagen talks is unbelievable.
It just goes to show that for the politicians and corporate lobbyists in Copenhagen,
these talks are no more than business as usual.
“If governments agree a deal based on false solutions like carbon trading, I
shall have to take direct action by getting stuck in a whole lot more chimneys”
Climate refugee santas at City Airport singing as the last flights leave before
(Also a photo of the photographer for Climate Refugee Santas being arrested )
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NOTES FOR EDITORS
There is also a You tube video: