Extinction Rebellion protesters gather outside the JP Morgan offices in Glasgow

Extinction Rebellion protesters gathered outside the JP Morgan offices in Waterloo Street, Glasgow today (Tues). Activists accused the company of investing and directing investment into polluting industries. The street has been closed by demonstrators for one block. A free vegan food stall has been set up to feed protesters, many of whom are drumming and chanting in support of speakers standing outside the buildings main entrance. It is thought the firm's Glasgow staff are working from home during COP26. Many have travelled across the UK to gather at the building. Aidan Reilly, 37, a nuclear engineer, Abingdon who has cycled from Brighton, said: "We would love COP26 to be a success but unfortunately, because of the vested interests and incompetence in the British government, we think it's going to be a failure. "I think this protest will achieve very little - because of the vested interests - but we do what we can. "JP Morgan is, I think, the largest fossil fuel investors in the world. "If that money were directed into renewable energy, we'd all be better for it. "It doesn't even mean sacrificing your profit, for the greedy ones interested in that - there is a lot of money in renewable energy." An Extinction Rebellion activist who wishes to only be identified as Robin, from London, said: "JP Morgan are one of the top investors in fossil fuels. "Coming from an Afro- Caribbean community, the West Indies are in danger. "We're here calling them out. "There are other ways of making money. "The majority of my white brothers and sisters in this part of the world need to realise it's down to them. "They are the biggest emitters of fossil fuels. "America, Canada, Europe need to sort themselves out."

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