The activists drove up to the British Treasury in a fire engine and sprayed red paint through the hose onto the building, though at one point they lost control of the hose.
After the stunt, four activists stood atop the fire engine which had a banner saying ‘Stop funding climate death.’
The steps of the Treasury were soaked in red paint.
Extinction Rebellion protesters have sprayed the treasury with fake blood in their latest stunt
Workers had to walk through the liquid this morning as they attempted to get into the building
The protesters claim the government ‘only cares about economic growth’ and not the environment
Police arrived on the scene shortly after the stunt. It is not clear at the moment whether any arrests have been made
Extinction Rebellion said its activists had sprayed 1,800 litres of fake blood at the Treasury.
The activists also sprayed the slogan ‘Stop funding climate death’ on the walls of the building.
‘The Treasury has been frustrating efforts by other government departments to take action against climate change because it cares only about economic growth,’ one of the activists said.
‘It doesn’t see that eternal economic growth leads to climate death,’ Ben said.
‘The red symbolises the people dying now in the global south and also the people who are going to start dying from climate change all around the world if we do nothing.’
The Extinction Rebellion group disrupted London with 11 days of protests in April that it cast as the biggest act of civil disobedience in recent British history.
Iconic locations were blocked, the Shell building defaced, trains stopped and Goldman Sachs targeted.
TV news footage showed the group using hoses on the back of a fire engine to douse the front of the building in red liquid