- Title: Vivienne Westwood joins Extinction Rebellion protest outside BP headquarters
- Date: 18th October 2019
- Summary: WESTWOOD AND CORRE BEING INTERVIEWED / CAMERAWOMAN WESTWOOD AND CORRE ON CAMERA SCREEN (SOUNDBITE) (English) FASHION DESIGNER, VIVIENNE WESTWOOD, SAYING: "We need to do something about Papua New Guinea because the rainforest is a quarter of our breath, and Papua New Guinea is the second largest rain forest in the world." WINDOW (SOUNDBITE) (English) FASHION DESIGNER, VIVIENNE WESTWOOD, SAYING: "They (Extinction Rebellion) have been successful in establishing the fact that capitalism is the problem, we've got to fight it, and this is absolutely brilliant and what I'm going to add to Extinction Rebellion is we have the solution, which is to change the economy to this brilliant, brilliant thing that will save everybody because the real wealth of the world is the land and it's not being taxed and this is what we're talking about in West Papua." POLICE STANDING BY (SOUNDBITE) (English) FASHION DESIGNER, VIVIENNE WESTWOOD, SAYING: "Well, the high street is the problem, the high street is the problem, not couture, not this stuff, it's buy less, choose well, make it last, stop buying loads of crap, it's very simple." BP HEADQUARTERS
- Embargoed: 1st November 2019 10:32
- Keywords: Extinction Rebellion Vivienne Westwood protest fashion BP West Papua climate change
- Location: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK
- City: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Environment,Climate Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA003B1MKWNB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood joined Extinction Rebellion in a protest outside BP's headquarters in London on Friday (October 18).
She was accompanied by her son Joe Carre, chairman of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua Benny Wenda and spokesperson for the Free West Papua campaign Raki Ap.
They were delivering a report on the company's activities in West Papua, according to a press release from organisers.
Extinction Rebellion is in the second week of a civil disobedience campaign that has targeted government buildings, an airport and financial institutions to highlight the threat posed by global warming.
Protesters said they wanted to draw attention to the widespread loss of human life, mass extinction of species and threat to food supplies foreseen by scientists unless the world moves to cut carbon emissions and restore collapsing ecosystems.
(Production: Martin Schlicht, Will Russell, Helena Williams)
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