Greenpeace protesters protest in London

Climate protesters chained themselves to an oil-spattered effigy of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in front of his London office on Monday, urging him to oppose oil exploration west of the Shetland Islands.

Some 40 protesters organized by Greenpeace called on Johnson to reject Siccar Point Energy’s request to drill in the Cambo oil field off the northwest coast of Scotland. Sixteen environmentalists chained themselves to the effigy and the oil barrels in protest.

The London Metropolitan Police arrested seven people for obstructing the street.

The British government is under pressure to reject plans to develop Cambo as it prepares to host the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, which begins on October 31. Johnson has called on countries around the world to come up with ambitious plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help keep the global temperature from rising by more than 1.5 degrees Celsius.

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