Extinction Rebellion blocks Whitehall in protest against HMRC and Barclays

Extinction Rebellion blocks Whitehall in protest against HMRC and Barclays

Activists say the bank, which handles government tax accounts, gives billions in funding to fossil fuel industries

Hundreds of Extinction Rebellion protesters have blocked Whitehall in a protest against HMRC’s links to Barclays Bank, which handles the government’s tax collection bank accounts.

On the second day of the environmental protest group’s latest campaign of protest and civil disobedience, activists from its Welsh chapter locked themselves together in the street in front of the tax collection department, stopping traffic.

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