Wank of England

when

02 July 2020
12:00 - 13:00

where

Bank of England, London, United Kingdom

type

Action

hosted by

Extinction Rebellion UK

~It’s oh so quiet…
It’s oh so still…
You’re all alone…
And so peaceful until…~

THE BANK OF ENGLAND FUCKS US OVER ONCE AGAIN!

That’s right gang, the time has come to make some noise about bailouts….

“This crisis offers us a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rebuild our economy in order to withstand the next shock coming our way: climate breakdown”
– Andrew Bailey, Governor of the Bank of England, June 2020

Bull. Shit.
Every Thursday since 3rd June, the Bank of England has been very discreetly announcing bailouts for some of the world’s worst polluters – the exact industries we need to be phasing OUT not propping UP if we are to have a just transition anytime soon – with not so much as a token climate string attached.

They intend to dish out £16.2bln in all.

So forget a green recovery, they’ve screwed us royally and doubled down on the broken system. As always, the rich and powerful have crushed the rest of us under foot to suit themselves, and their pals.

As it was, so it shall be.

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Actually… nah, fuck that.

Let’s show them what you get when you renege on the promises you yourself have made. Let’s shine a light on these backdoor bailouts for all the world to see.

In short, let’s make a good, old fashioned fuss.

On the 2nd July 2020 at 12 noon, come alone or with up to six people (the recommended daily coronaverse allowance) and scream your heart out at the Bank of England.

Bring your pots & pans, your megaphones, bring your drums, bring your vuvuzelas for fucks sake.
Scream and holler and yodel and yell; make some goddamn noise, for your children, for your planet, for the sake of life itself.

*Bring your best screaming voice and loudest noise-maker
*Bring a placard (see suggestions & statistics in the action pack)
*Stay socially distanced and please wear facemasks – keep your spittle to yourself
*Please (and we mean it) don’t dress like a crusty
*Keep moving, mill around, dance if you like. We may have been robbed of the right to assemble, but no one said anything about the sacred right to run about screaming.

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Scream with rage at the one percent choosing for the ninety nine
Scream for inequality, the fucking cruelty of it all
Scream for the love and loss of wild places and things everywhere
Scream to release the blistering anger and hurt inside
And scream to tell the bank of England:

We know what you did. And we’re gonna make sure everyone else knows too.

#NOCARBONBAILOUTS #WANKOFENGLAND

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