The eco-warriors’ camp protesters have set up a camp near to the Royal Bank of Scotland head office in Gogarburn, west of Edinburgh. According to the activists, RBS is utilising taxpayer’s money for renewable energy projects.
The protesters are expecting as many as 1,000 more people to join the camp.
As per an RBS official, the privately run Bright Horizons nursery school, which is located in the RBS compound, will remain shut down today and on Monday in order to avoid any harm to the children.
According to a lot of activists, the main purpose of the protest is to harm RBS economically.
One of the protesters said that they are planning to lock themselves in RBS office and cause financial damage to the Company. Another protester said that they wish to do a silent protest without harming anyone.
Natalie Swift, a 23-year-old member of the camp’s media team, said that the activists don’t want to prove their point by resorting to destructive ways and putting anyone’s life in danger.
Security has been beefed up at the site of the protest. As per the Superintendent, Lesley Clark, “We will help those who come to Edinburgh, respect the city and take part in lawful protest. But if you don't respect the city and engage in criminal activity we will put on an appropriate response”.
He further said that police is quite capable of dealing with such situations. He also assured that peace will be maintained throughout the protest.
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