XR activists occupy Walkie Talkie and offices of three other major insurers in the City of London in climate protest

Eco-zealots have occupied the offices of four major insurers in the City of London, including the iconic Walkie Talkie building, in an 'indefinite' climate protest.

The Extinction Rebellion activists took over the offices as they demand the insurance companies talk to them about 'insuring climate-wrecking oil and gas'.

Teams from Extinction Rebellion, dressed in business clothing, entered the offices at 8.30am this morning and are now staging an 'indefinite occupation'. 

The Walkie Talkie building, which holds offices of Tokio Marine, Leadenhall Street, which Probitas operates from, Threadneedle Street, where Talbot is based, and Creechurch Place, where Travelers operates, were all 'infiltrated' by the activists this morning.

They are demanding that 'company bosses agree to talk to them about their decision to keep insuring climate-wrecking oil and gas.'

Protestor Liz Pendleton said:  'We are here to engage constructively with insurance bosses about their decision to insure the fossil fuel crooks wrecking the climate. We're staying until they come down and talk to us. 

'The insurance industry has a unique opportunity to immediately halt all the "carbon bomb" projects like the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline and the West Cumbria coal mine that will cause climate breakdown and a future of killer storms and heatwaves, floods, famine and war.

'It's very simple. No insurance equals no drilling. No insurance equals no digging. So these companies have a superpower that could give us all a fighting chance of a liveable future.'

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