Army of 300 eco-activists in white boiler suits storm red carpet at Venice Film Festival

Hundreds of demonstrators wearing white boiler suits stormed the red carpet at Venice Film Festival demanding action to fight climate change. 

Some 300 protesters sat firmly on the red carpet where Hollywood stars such as Brad Pitt, Scarlett Johansson and Joaquin Phoenix have premiered their latest films.   

Waving banners that read ‘Our home is on fire’ and ‘No to cruise ships’, the protesters sat outside the main festival venue and chanted slogans, surrounded by police.

Hundreds of demonstrators wearing white boiler suits stormed the red carpet at Venice Film Festival demanding action to fight climate change

Hundreds of demonstrators wearing white boiler suits stormed the red carpet at Venice Film Festival demanding action to fight climate change

Hundreds of demonstrators wearing white boiler suits stormed the red carpet at Venice Film Festival demanding action to fight climate change 

Some 300 protesters sat firmly on the red carpet where Hollywood stars such as Brad Pitt, Scarlett Johansson and Joaquin Phoenix have premiered their latest films

Some 300 protesters sat firmly on the red carpet where Hollywood stars such as Brad Pitt, Scarlett Johansson and Joaquin Phoenix have premiered their latest films

Some 300 protesters sat firmly on the red carpet where Hollywood stars such as Brad Pitt, Scarlett Johansson and Joaquin Phoenix have premiered their latest films

Some of the hundreds of protesters stuck up a banner which read: 'Respect existence or expect resistance' while others called cruise ships to be banned from Venice

Some of the hundreds of protesters stuck up a banner which read: 'Respect existence or expect resistance' while others called cruise ships to be banned from Venice

Some of the hundreds of protesters stuck up a banner which read: ‘Respect existence or expect resistance’ while others called cruise ships to be banned from Venice

Members of Venice's 'No Big Ships' committee joined the protest while also demanding an end to the TurinLyon high-speed railway project

Members of Venice's 'No Big Ships' committee joined the protest while also demanding an end to the TurinLyon high-speed railway project

Members of Venice’s ‘No Big Ships’ committee joined the protest while also demanding an end to the TurinLyon high-speed railway project

‘We want to address the topic of the climate crisis, we think that it is more important than anything that we can see in the world now,’ said Chiara Buratti, a member of the Venice anti-cruise ship committee.

‘And we also ask (celebrities) to take a position. We are on the red carpet today, we will stay here (and) ask them to join us on the red carpet,’ she said.

Buratti said the demonstrators were also planning a march elsewhere on the Lido later in the day.

Waving banners that read 'Our home is on fire' and 'No to cruise ships', the protesters sat outside the main festival venue and chanted slogans, surrounded by police

Waving banners that read 'Our home is on fire' and 'No to cruise ships', the protesters sat outside the main festival venue and chanted slogans, surrounded by police

Waving banners that read ‘Our home is on fire’ and ‘No to cruise ships’, the protesters sat outside the main festival venue and chanted slogans, surrounded by police

'We want to address the topic of the climate crisis, we think that it is more important than anything that we can see in the world now,' said Chiara Buratti, a member of the Venice anti-cruise ship committee

'We want to address the topic of the climate crisis, we think that it is more important than anything that we can see in the world now,' said Chiara Buratti, a member of the Venice anti-cruise ship committee

‘We want to address the topic of the climate crisis, we think that it is more important than anything that we can see in the world now,’ said Chiara Buratti, a member of the Venice anti-cruise ship committee

A gigantic inflatable duck was brought along to the protest which read: 'No grandi navi' or 'No cruise ships'

A gigantic inflatable duck was brought along to the protest which read: 'No grandi navi' or 'No cruise ships'

A gigantic inflatable duck was brought along to the protest which read: ‘No grandi navi’ or ‘No cruise ships’

The protesters, who belong to Italian and foreign groups, were taking part in a five-day Venice Climate Camp event.

Venice and its lagoon are on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites and protests groups have long called for cruise ships to be banned there.

‘The climate crisis has no borders, why should we stop at some border and just care about some local problems that we have back home,’ said demonstrator Sina Reisch from the German group Ende Gelande. 

‘We must see that the struggles are connected.’

The protesters, who belong to Italian and foreign groups, were taking part in a five-day Venice Climate Camp event

The protesters, who belong to Italian and foreign groups, were taking part in a five-day Venice Climate Camp event

The protesters, who belong to Italian and foreign groups, were taking part in a five-day Venice Climate Camp event

'The climate crisis has no borders, why should we stop at some border and just care about some local problems that we have back home,' said demonstrator Sina Reisch from the German group Ende Gelande

'The climate crisis has no borders, why should we stop at some border and just care about some local problems that we have back home,' said demonstrator Sina Reisch from the German group Ende Gelande

‘The climate crisis has no borders, why should we stop at some border and just care about some local problems that we have back home,’ said demonstrator Sina Reisch from the German group Ende Gelande

Venice and its lagoon are on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites and protests groups have long called for cruise ships to be banned there

Venice and its lagoon are on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites and protests groups have long called for cruise ships to be banned there

Venice and its lagoon are on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites and protests groups have long called for cruise ships to be banned there

One protester brought a hand-drawn poster of different animals being ravaged by a fire underwater while a cruise ship called 'Cruise to Hell' sails above

One protester brought a hand-drawn poster of different animals being ravaged by a fire underwater while a cruise ship called 'Cruise to Hell' sails above

One protester brought a hand-drawn poster of different animals being ravaged by a fire underwater while a cruise ship called ‘Cruise to Hell’ sails above

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