PHOTO: Extinction Rebellion activists block entrance to Norwegian Oil Ministry

Extinction RebellionPhoto: Ole Berg-Rusten / NTB

On Monday, a group of activists from Extinction Rebellion blocked the entrance of the building that houses the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, among other places.

NTB’s photographer on site says that everything was going smoothly but that the main entrance could not be used. 

A picture from Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) shows demonstrators sitting inside the ministry building. Outside the building, one can see a slightly larger group of protesters with banners, about 150 people.

Message for Tina Bru

Inside the foyer, the demonstrators met Minister of Petroleum and Energy Tina Bru (H). Their main message is that Norway must stop all oil extraction.

The police task force leader told NTB that they would not intervene as long as everything goes smoothly. They are awaiting a possible request from those who live in the building.

“They reached an agreement with the police, and they can stand there for about twenty minutes,” operations manager Cathrine Sylju told NRK.

The environmental activists have announced a number of demonstrations in Oslo this week. The protest effort began in Frognerparken on Monday morning.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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1 Comment on "PHOTO: Extinction Rebellion activists block entrance to Norwegian Oil Ministry"

  1. Alireza Sadeghi | 23. August 2021 at 17:32 | Reply

    I seriously don’t understand all this fuss about Norwegian oil.

    Go stop oil exploration of Saudi Arabia, they extract in a month what Norway extracts in a year, and if you halt all of Norway’s extraction, it’ll just increase Saudi’s oil extraction by 10%, NOTHING else. O actually something else, you’ve deprived yourselves and your future generation from a wealth and global impact that could have actually made that green shift easier.

    Good brains my friends, good brains.

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