Demonstration outside Norway’s Embassy in Paris
Climate protesters held a peaceful demonstration outside the Norwegian embassy in Paris, with demands for a halt to Norwegian extraction of oil and gas.
The demonstrators belong to the group Extinction Rebellion. They lay down on the pavement outside the entrance to the Norwegian Embassy in the French capital in the afternoon of Maundy Thursday.
“As an absolute majority owner in Equinor (formerly Statoil), the Norwegian state is responsible for planet-destructive extraction of oil and gas in thirty countries. We demand that known oil and gas reserves must remain untouched,” a proclamation states.
The protesters called the Norwegian government’s plans for continued oil and gas production until 2070 as irresponsible. They refer to the major climate emissions as a result of Equinor’s activities.
“Norway claims that the country’s oil and gas is cleaner than what is produced elsewhere. This is a lie. All oil and gas emit CO2 into the atmosphere,” the call continues.
Extinction Rebellion was started in the UK five months ago. it launched a campaign aimed at Norwegian oil and gas extraction on April 15th, under the age-old slogan «No Way, Norway».
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