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Extinction Rebellion target GB News as offices covered in paint | UK | News

The front of GB News‘s offices have been doused in paint by furious protestors who accuse the broadcaster of being an « extemist organisation ». It has demanded an « end to their torrent of climate lies and disinformation ».

Earlier today, Extinction Rebellion (XR) campaigners threw purple paint over the front of the premises and held up placards reading: « Cut ties to the fossil fuels ». The eco-mob has been pictured outside Riverbank House, in Paddington, with one lead protestor perched on what appears to be a tripod of scaffold poles.

The main entrance has been blocked by individuals who have also proceeded to lock themselves to the legs of the metal tripod. Staff arriving at work were reportedly directed to another entrance to avoid the chaos.

Campaigners say fire extinguishers have also been used to spray windows with black liquid, set to replicate fake oil. Other eco-warriors have set off flares which omit black smoke while others dangle a Pinocchio puppet in a Union Jack waistcoat.

A string of protesters have also encircled the entrance holding placards depicting the faces of GB News presenters including Nigel Farage, Jacob Rees Mogg, Richard Tice, Lee Anderson, and station owner Paul Marshall. Beneath each of them is written the word ‘Extremist’.

In XR’s mission to be seen and heard, letters have been emailed to GB News, MO6 and the Met Police, protestors say. This also includes Lord Walney who is the independent advisor on political violence and disruption – who created a new extremism definition for the government.

The eco-mob has asked for an « urgent » probe into GB News and its broadcasting values. GB News has been contacted for a comment by Express.co.uk.

XR said its disruptive action was to highlight GB News investor Sir Paul Marshall’s links to the fossil fuel industry. Sir Paul is chairman and chief investment officer of Marshall Wace, a hedge fund with some £45 billion under management.

The offices of Marshall Wace in Sloane Square were also targeted at the same time, with fearless protestors who climbed onto the building’s portico. One activist has also been pictured spraying black paint onto its windows.

GB News is yet to comment on the situation.

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