Exeter Silent Rebellion

Silent vigil outside Barclays Bank, Exeter on 24th February 2024

Please join us for another peaceful silent vigil outside Barclays bank in Exeter on Saturday 24 February. We will be there to draw attention to Barclays’ investments in fossil fuels and we’ll have leaflets for passers-by about how to easily change accounts to a more ethical bank.

Supporters of Extinction Rebellion standing outside Barclays Bank in Exeter to highlight the bank's continuing support for fossil fuel projects
Supporters of Extinction Rebellion standing outside Barclays Bank in Exeter to highlight the bank’s continuing support for fossil fuel projects

We’ll meet at 11 am under the shelter of the old Debenhams store in Bedford Street then walk in silence to the bank. We’ll be finished by 1pm. If possible, please wear broadly black for best visual impact.

Barclays is Europe’s largest funder of fossil fuel projects. Between 2016 and 2022 it invested more than $190.58 billion in fossil fuels, against the advice from the International Energy Agency, United Nations and the UK Government’s Climate Change Committee. The bank is choosing short term profits over the lives of millions of people who will suffer as a result of the projects they are financing.

For questions and up to date information nearer the time please join the Telegram chat: Exeter Silent Rebellion https://t.me/Exeter_Silent_Rebellion/1

We will be outside Barclays on the last Saturday morning of each month – make a note in your diary!

📆 Date: Saturday 24th February 2024
Time: 11am
📍 Where: Meet under the shelter of the old Debenhams store in Bedford Street, then walk in silence to Barclays Bank