Cannes Lions festival disrupted by Greenpeace protesters

Cannes Lions festival disrupted by Greenpeace protesters

Rescue staff scaled the 82-foot roof of the Cannes Lions Competition‘s iconic Palais in a determined try and get dozens of decided Greenpeace protesters again on the bottom as shocked festivalgoers appeared on on the chaotic scenes unfolding in entrance of them.

The environmental group’s activists induced main disruption to the occasion on Thursday in fierce protest of the promoting business’s partnership with oil and gasoline giants.

Protesters pulled out all of the stops for his or her largest stunt but by storming the long-lasting Palais des Festivals — situated within the coronary heart of the competition — with placards studying, “Ban fossil gas promoting.”

The demonstration introduced the encircling space to a halt as shocked festivalgoers watched the group block close by roads for the stunt. No accidents had been reported. It’s unknown how lengthy the stunt dragged on.

The Greenpeace activists climbed a ladder to succeed in the roof of the Competition Palace throughout their protest on the Cannes Lions Worldwide Competition of Creativity in Cannes, France on June 23, 2022. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Dozens of activists later scaled an extending ladder hooked as much as a hearth truck in a determined bid to get to the roof of the Palais.

Two protesters on the roof held up a big register reference to a preferred meme, studying, “This Is Positive.”

Climbers additionally hung a banner that learn, “Fossil adverts are burning the planet.”

The protestors had been condemning the promoting business for working with fossil gas firms throughout their protest on the Cannes Lions Competition. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Again on the bottom, activists referred to as for a ban on fossil gas promoting as they tried to seize the eye of prime media execs in hopes of them reducing ties with the fossil gas business.

“The fossil gas business makes use of promoting and sponsorship to scrub up its picture, delay local weather motion, and safe political entry,” Greenpeace European Unit Campaigner, Silvia Pastorelli, stated in a press release.

“After we see shiny billboards of the most recent electrical automobiles, what we don’t see is an business that’s solely involved in increasing and persevering with to drill for oil, till the final drop is out, till we don’t have a planet the place to be inventive.” 

Greenpeace protests on the important entrance to the Cannes Lions Competition of Creativity this morning to ban fossil gas promoting. pic.twitter.com/lwu2fhe5a3

— Anthony Kennedy (@anthonykennedy) June 23, 2022

A Greenpeace France activist, and former recipient of the Cannes Lions award, Gustav Martner, staged a high-profile demonstration in the course of the competition’s opening ceremony on Monday.

Protesting the business’s frequent use of fossil fuels, he dramatically interrupted the opening ceremony to return a prize he beforehand gained on the occasion.

Whereas up on stage, he unfolded a banner that learn, “No awards on a useless planet, Ban Fossil Advertisements!”

The Publish reached out to Greenpeace for additional remark.

Final month, round 250 Greenpeace activists blocked the doorway to a constructing belonging to TotalEnergies, the place their annual assembly was held. The transfer resulted in lots of shareholders being unable to attend.

The stunt got here scorching on the heels of one more protest final month, the place Ukrainian environmental activists gathered within the capital Kyiv to protest European cost for Russian fossil fuels as a part of the “#EndFossilsandWars!” marketing campaign.

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