Extinction Rebellion activists arrested after Shell's London HQ vandalised

Several Extinction Rebellion activists have been arrested after the Shell Centre in central London was vandalised.

Green graffiti reading "stop ecocide" was sprayed on the outside of the building. One arrestee was seen with green hands.

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Oil Slick, black rebels demonstrate as part of the Extinction Rebellion Shell Out protest on 8th September 2020 in London, United Kingdom. The environmental group gathered outside the Shell building to protest at the ongoing extraction of fossil fuels and the resulting environmental record. Extinction Rebellion is a climate change group started in 2018 and has gained a huge following of people committed to peaceful protests. These protests are highlighting that the government is not doing enough to avoid catastrophic climate change and to demand the government take radical action to save the planet. (photo by Andrew Aitchison / In Pictures via Getty Images)
Oil Slick, black rebels demonstrate as part of the Extinction Rebellion Shell Out protest on 8th September 2020 in London, United Kingdom. The environmental group gathered outside the Shell building to protest at the ongoing extraction of fossil fuels and the resulting environmental record. Extinction Rebellion is a climate change group started in 2018 and has gained a huge following of people committed to peaceful protests. These protests are highlighting that the government is not doing enough to avoid catastrophic climate change and to demand the government take radical action to save the planet. (photo by Andrew Aitchison / In Pictures via Getty Images)
Oil Slick, black rebels demonstrate as part of the Extinction Rebellion Shell Out protest on 8th September 2020 in London, United Kingdom. The environmental group gathered outside the Shell building to protest at the ongoing extraction of fossil fuels and the resulting environmental record. Extinction Rebellion is a climate change group started in 2018 and has gained a huge following of people committed to peaceful protests. These protests are highlighting that the government is not doing enough to avoid catastrophic climate change and to demand the government take radical action to save the planet. (photo by Andrew Aitchison / In Pictures via Getty Images)
Police keep a close eye on Oil Slick, black rebels demonstrate as part of the Extinction Rebellion Shell Out protest on 8th September 2020 in London, United Kingdom. The environmental group gathered outside the Shell building to protest at the ongoing extraction of fossil fuels and the resulting environmental record. Extinction Rebellion is a climate change group started in 2018 and has gained a huge following of people committed to peaceful protests. These protests are highlighting that the government is not doing enough to avoid catastrophic climate change and to demand the government take radical action to save the planet. (photo by Andrew Aitchison / In Pictures via Getty Images)
Climate Change and environmental activists from Extinction Rebellion, protest outside petrochemical corporation, Shell on London's Southbank, on 8th September 2020, in London, England. XR say that Shell is lobbying governments to extend the role of gas and the lifespan of the oil industry - jeopardising the Paris Agreement worldwide. (Photo by Richard Baker / In Pictures via Getty Images)
Oil Slick, black rebels demonstrate as part of the Extinction Rebellion Shell Out protest on 8th September 2020 in London, United Kingdom. The environmental group gathered outside the Shell building to protest at the ongoing extraction of fossil fuels and the resulting environmental record. Extinction Rebellion is a climate change group started in 2018 and has gained a huge following of people committed to peaceful protests. These protests are highlighting that the government is not doing enough to avoid catastrophic climate change and to demand the government take radical action to save the planet. (photo by Andrew Aitchison / In Pictures via Getty Images)
Climate Change and environmental activists from Extinction Rebellion, protest outside petrochemical corporation, Shell on London's Southbank, on 8th September 2020, in London, England. XR say that Shell is lobbying governments to extend the role of gas and the lifespan of the oil industry - jeopardising the Paris Agreement worldwide. (Photo by Richard Baker / In Pictures via Getty Images)
Climate Change and environmental activists from Extinction Rebellion, protest outside petrochemical corporation, Shell on London's Southbank, on 8th September 2020, in London, England. XR say that Shell is lobbying governments to extend the role of gas and the lifespan of the oil industry - jeopardising the Paris Agreement worldwide. (Photo by Richard Baker / In Pictures via Getty Images)
Climate Change and environmental activists from Extinction Rebellion, protest outside petrochemical corporation, Shell on London's Southbank, on 8th September 2020, in London, England. XR say that Shell is lobbying governments to extend the role of gas and the lifespan of the oil industry - jeopardising the Paris Agreement worldwide. (Photo by Richard Baker / In Pictures via Getty Images)
Climate Change and environmental activists from Extinction Rebellion, protest outside petrochemical corporation, Shell on London's Southbank, on 8th September 2020, in London, England. XR say that Shell is lobbying governments to extend the role of gas and the lifespan of the oil industry - jeopardising the Paris Agreement worldwide. (Photo by Richard Baker / In Pictures via Getty Images)
Climate Change and environmental activists from Extinction Rebellion, protest outside petrochemical corporation, Shell on London's Southbank, on 8th September 2020, in London, England. XR say that Shell is lobbying governments to extend the role of gas and the lifespan of the oil industry - jeopardising the Paris Agreement worldwide. (Photo by Richard Baker / In Pictures via Getty Images)
Climate Change and environmental activists from Extinction Rebellion, protest outside petrochemical corporation, Shell on London's Southbank, on 8th September 2020, in London, England. XR say that Shell is lobbying governments to extend the role of gas and the lifespan of the oil industry - jeopardising the Paris Agreement worldwide. (Photo by Richard Baker / In Pictures via Getty Images)
Climate Change and environmental activists from Extinction Rebellion, protest outside petrochemical corporation, Shell on London's Southbank, on 8th September 2020, in London, England. XR say that Shell is lobbying governments to extend the role of gas and the lifespan of the oil industry - jeopardising the Paris Agreement worldwide. (Photo by Richard Baker / In Pictures via Getty Images)
Climate Change and environmental activists from Extinction Rebellion, protest outside petrochemical corporation, Shell on London's Southbank, on 8th September 2020, in London, England. XR say that Shell is lobbying governments to extend the role of gas and the lifespan of the oil industry - jeopardising the Paris Agreement worldwide. (Photo by Richard Baker / In Pictures via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 08, 2020: Police arrests activist from Extinction Rebellion during a protest outside corporate offices of oil company Shell demanding an end to extraction of fossil fuels and reparations for the communities affected by environmental pollution caused by oil spills in the Niger Delta, on 08 September, 2020 in London, England.- PHOTOGRAPH BY Wiktor Szymanowicz / Barcroft Studios / Future Publishing (Photo credit should read Wiktor Szymanowicz/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 08, 2020: Police arrests activist from Extinction Rebellion during a protest outside corporate offices of oil company Shell demanding an end to extraction of fossil fuels and reparations for the communities affected by environmental pollution caused by oil spills in the Niger Delta, on 08 September, 2020 in London, England.- PHOTOGRAPH BY Wiktor Szymanowicz / Barcroft Studios / Future Publishing (Photo credit should read Wiktor Szymanowicz/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 08, 2020: Activists from Extinction Rebellion are covered in black paint during a protest outside corporate offices of oil company Shell demanding an end to extraction of fossil fuels and reparations for the communities affected by environmental pollution caused by oil spills in the Niger Delta, on 08 September, 2020 in London, England.- PHOTOGRAPH BY Wiktor Szymanowicz / Barcroft Studios / Future Publishing (Photo credit should read Wiktor Szymanowicz/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 08, 2020: Activists from Extinction Rebellion stage a protest outside corporate offices of oil company Shell demanding an end to extraction of fossil fuels and reparations for the communities affected by environmental pollution caused by oil spills in the Niger Delta, on 08 September, 2020 in London, England.- PHOTOGRAPH BY Wiktor Szymanowicz / Barcroft Studios / Future Publishing (Photo credit should read Wiktor Szymanowicz/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 08, 2020: Activists from Extinction Rebellion stage a protest outside corporate offices of oil company Shell demanding an end to extraction of fossil fuels and reparations for the communities affected by environmental pollution caused by oil spills in the Niger Delta, on 08 September, 2020 in London, England.- PHOTOGRAPH BY Wiktor Szymanowicz / Barcroft Studios / Future Publishing (Photo credit should read Wiktor Szymanowicz/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 08, 2020: Activists from Extinction Rebellion stage a protest outside corporate offices of oil company Shell demanding an end to extraction of fossil fuels and reparations for the communities affected by environmental pollution caused by oil spills in the Niger Delta, on 08 September, 2020 in London, England.- PHOTOGRAPH BY Wiktor Szymanowicz / Barcroft Studios / Future Publishing (Photo credit should read Wiktor Szymanowicz/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 08, 2020: Activists from Extinction Rebellion stage a protest outside corporate offices of oil company Shell demanding an end to extraction of fossil fuels and reparations for the communities affected by environmental pollution caused by oil spills in the Niger Delta, on 08 September, 2020 in London, England.- PHOTOGRAPH BY Wiktor Szymanowicz / Barcroft Studios / Future Publishing (Photo credit should read Wiktor Szymanowicz/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 08, 2020 - XR Extinction Rebellion Climate Change protest against Shell- PHOTOGRAPH BY Matthew Chattle / Barcroft Studios / Future Publishing (Photo credit should read Matthew Chattle/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
A line of police officers all wearing facemasks as a precaution against the transmission of the novel coronavirus provide a cordon as campaigners from the climate action group Extinction Rebellion protest against oil and gas company Shell outside Downing Street in central London on September 8, 2020. (Photo by Niklas HALLE'N / AFP) (Photo by NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP via Getty Images)
Campaigners from the climate action group Extinction Rebellion march from the offices of oil and gas company Shell face a line of police officers outside Downing Street in central London on September 8, 2020 as they protest against the British-Dutch oil and gas giant. (Photo by Niklas HALLE'N / AFP) (Photo by NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 08, 2020 - XR Extinction Rebellion Climate Change protest against Shell- PHOTOGRAPH BY Matthew Chattle / Barcroft Studios / Future Publishing (Photo credit should read Matthew Chattle/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 08, 2020: Extinction Rebellion's Black Brigade join a protest outside corporate offices of oil company Shell demanding an end to extraction of fossil fuels and reparations for the communities affected by environmental pollution caused by oil spills in the Niger Delta, on 08 September, 2020 in London, England.- PHOTOGRAPH BY Wiktor Szymanowicz / Barcroft Studios / Future Publishing (Photo credit should read Wiktor Szymanowicz/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 08, 2020: Activists from Extinction Rebellion are covered in black paint during a protest outside corporate offices of oil company Shell demanding an end to extraction of fossil fuels and reparations for the communities affected by environmental pollution caused by oil spills in the Niger Delta, on 08 September, 2020 in London, England.- PHOTOGRAPH BY Wiktor Szymanowicz / Barcroft Studios / Future Publishing (Photo credit should read Wiktor Szymanowicz/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
Campaigners from the climate action group Extinction Rebellion march from the offices of oil and gas company Shell, towards Parliament Square, in central London on September 8, 2020. (Photo by Niklas HALLE'N / AFP) (Photo by NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP via Getty Images)
Campaigners from the climate action group Extinction Rebellion hold placards as march from the offices of oil and gas company Shell, towards Parliament Square, in central London on September 8, 2020. (Photo by Niklas HALLE'N / AFP) (Photo by NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 08, 2020 - XR Extinction Rebellion Climate Crime Scene protest at the Shell Centre on the South Bank- PHOTOGRAPH BY Matthew Chattle / Barcroft Studios / Future Publishing (Photo credit should read Matthew Chattle/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
Campaigners from the climate action group Extinction Rebellion hold placards as march from the offices of oil and gas company Shell, towards Parliament Square, in central London on September 8, 2020. (Photo by Niklas HALLE'N / AFP) (Photo by NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 28: Extinction Rebellion activists hang a banner reading 'Shell = Death' on August 28, 2020 in London, England. Activists are calling on the UK government to scrap the high speed rail project and instead invest in sustainable projects. (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 28: Extinction Rebellion activists are seen outside the Shell HQ during a protest on August 28, 2020 in London, England. Activists are calling on the UK government to scrap the high speed rail project and instead invest in sustainable projects. (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 28: Protesters holding placards take part in a demonstration organised by the environmental group Extinction Rebellion outside oil and gas company Shell building in London, United Kingdom on August 28, 2020. The group are calling for Shell to stop all exploration for oil and gas & begins a rapid process of ending fossil fuel extraction. (Photo by Ray Tang/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
A campaigner from the climate action group Extinction Rebellion holds a flag, wearing a protective face mask as she protests against fossil fuels and oil and gas company Shell in front of the Shell Centre in central London on August 28, 2020 at the beginning of a weekend of direct action and protest to kick off their new campaign. - Climate protest group Extinction Rebellion will target Britain's parliament as part of "mass rebellions" planned for the coming weeks, the group said Thursday. The protests will begin this weekend with "regional rebellions" for those worried about attending the main events due to coronavirus. (Photo by ISABEL INFANTES / AFP) (Photo by ISABEL INFANTES/AFP via Getty Images)
Campaigners from the climate action group Extinction Rebellion carry placards against fossil fuels and oil and gas company Shell in central London on August 28, 2020 at the beginning of a weekend of direct action and protest to kick off their new campaign. - Climate protest group Extinction Rebellion will target Britain's parliament as part of "mass rebellions" planned for the coming weeks, the group said Thursday. The protests will begin this weekend with "regional rebellions" for those worried about attending the main events due to coronavirus. (Photo by ISABEL INFANTES / AFP) (Photo by ISABEL INFANTES/AFP via Getty Images)
Activists from Extinction Rebellion take part in a protest outside the Shell Centre in London, as a weekend of Extinction Rebellion action begins across the country. (Photo by Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images)
Activists from Extinction Rebellion take part in a protest outside the Shell Centre in Jubilee Gardens, London, as a weekend of Extinction Rebellion action begins across the country. (Photo by Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 28: A cleaner sprays the words 'Lies' off of a door at the Shell HQ on August 28, 2020 in London, England. Members of Extinction Rebellion attacked the building earlier today. Activists are calling on the UK government to scrap the high speed rail project and instead invest in sustainable projects. (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images)
Campaigners from the climate action group Extinction Rebellion carry placards against fossil fuels and oil and gas company Shell in central London on August 28, 2020 at the beginning of a weekend of direct action and protest to kick off their new campaign. - Climate protest group Extinction Rebellion will target Britain's parliament as part of "mass rebellions" planned for the coming weeks, the group said Thursday. The protests will begin this weekend with "regional rebellions" for those worried about attending the main events due to coronavirus. (Photo by ISABEL INFANTES / AFP) (Photo by ISABEL INFANTES/AFP via Getty Images)
Police officers secure the entrance to offices of oil and gas company Shell in London on August 28, 2020 after climate action group Extinction Rebellion daubed the doors with graffiti at the beginning of a weekend of direct action and protest to kick off their new campaign. - Climate protest group Extinction Rebellion will target Britain's parliament as part of "mass rebellions" planned for the coming weeks, the group said Thursday. The protests will begin this weekend with "regional rebellions" for those worried about attending the main events due to coronavirus. (Photo by ISABEL INFANTES / AFP) (Photo by ISABEL INFANTES/AFP via Getty Images)
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Earlier, around 100 protesters had gathered in Jubilee Gardens opposite Shell's London headquarters to demonstrate against the oil and gas company.

Some demonstrators also dropped a banner from Westminster Bridge which read "Shell = Death".

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