Today climate activists blocked all entrances to Citi banks headquarters to demand that they stop investing billions of dollars in the fossil fuel industry.
?BREAKING: Climate activists in #NYC have shut down the entrance to @Citi bank, the top financier of oil and gas in the Amazon and the second largest funders of all fossil fuels. They’re killing us for profit! #climateshutdown #EndFossilFuels pic.twitter.com/z8c06rmBWn
— Climate Defenders (@ClimateDEF) September 14, 2023
Citi is the world’s second largest funder of fossil fuels. It is the world’s second biggest financier of oil and gas extraction in the Amazon — financing over $1.8 billion worth of Amazon-destroying activities while also being the top funder of oil and gas extraction in Africa.
The bank has put in $333 billion into the fossil fuel sector since the 2015 Paris Agreement while continuing to greenwash themselves as a “sustainable bank.”
25 were arrested after keeping hundreds of Citi employees out of the building and waiting on the sidewalks and in the building’s plaza.
A number of Citi employees assaulted climate activists during the action.
— New York Communities for Change (@nychange) September 14, 2023