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'Ocean Rebellion' activists demonstrate against an oil field in Scotland: photos

Last week, on the banks of the River Tay in Great Britain, a protest was staged by a group of activists from the 'Ocean Rebellion' group, demonstrating against the government's decision to license the Rosebank oil field in Dundee, Scotland.

This oil field is located in the Shetland Islands, and is, in fact, one of the largest oil fields in the North Atlantic, being capable of producing up to 500 million barrels of oil.

In protest, the protesters poured fake oil on a representation of a gannet, a seabird common in the area. The impact created is very strong, and it is now common to rely on emotional and visual shock to conduct climate protests of this kind.

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New protest in Britain against an oil field: photos
Last week, a protest was staged on the banks of the River Tay in Great Britain by a group of activists from the 'Ocean Rebellion' group, demonstrating against the government's decision to allow the Rosebank oil field in Dundee, Scotland.
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New protest in Britain against an oil field: photos
This oil field is located in the Shetland Islands, and is, in fact, one of the largest oil fields in the North Atlantic, being capable of producing up to 500 million barrels of oil.
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New protest in Britain against an oil field: photos
In protest, the protesters poured fake oil on a representation of a gannet, a seabird common in the area. The impact created is very strong, and it is now common to focus on emotional and visual shock to conduct climate protests of this kind.
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New protest in Britain against an oil field: photos
The protesters claim that the protest put under the magnifying glass the impact that the oil industry (and the entire supply chain in general) can have on local wildlife and beyond, with seabirds often finding themselves covered in oil from spills. The protesters disguised themselves with artists' faces, even displaying a banner that read 'Stop Rosebank'.
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New protest in Britain against an oil field: photos
One of the spokespersons for the protest said that this new project is 'a slap in the face not only to nature, marine life and ocean ecosystems, but also to the UN Secretary-General and the International Energy Authority, both of whom have declared that the extraction of new oil and gas is incompatible with the goals of the Paris Agreement'.
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New protest in Britain against an oil field: photos
However, the response from Equinor, the company that is managing the oil field development project, was not long in coming. The multinational company's spokesperson stated that 'Rosebank is a project that can counter the decline in domestic production and improve energy security, with oil and gas produced with a significantly lower carbon footprint than the current UK continental shelf average'.
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New protest in Britain against an oil field: photos
A UK government spokesperson said that no decision had yet been taken on Rosebank, adding that the NSTA would make the final decision.
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