Lloyd’s building closed by climate protest

The Lloyd’s building at London’s Lime Street was closed this morning after around 70 protesters from Extinction Rebellion blocked the entrances from 0700, preventing staff from entering, with the intention of shutting the Lloyd’s market for the day.

The protest group’s members used superglue, chains and bike locks to block over 25 entrances to the insurance market HQ.

Staff already inside were allowed to exit. Climbers also scaled the outside of the iconic building and displayed two banners, saying ‘End Fossil Fuels Now’ and ‘Insure Climate Justice’.

The protest is part of a week of action threatened in the capital, as the group seeks to draw attention to its issues.

In a statement issued early on Tuesday, Lloyd’s asked staff to stay away from the building and work from home.

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