Climate Activists Superglued Themselves Inside UK Parliament Using A Petroleum-Based Product

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Jack McEvoy Energy & Environment Reporter
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Extinction Rebellion, an international group of climate activists, announced on Friday that they used superglue, which is a petroleum-based adhesive, to stick themselves to the area surrounding the speaker’s chair inside the U.K. House of Commons chamber to demand further climate action from the government.

Five demonstrators broke into the parliament chamber and held up signs that read “Let the people decide” and “Citizens’ assembly now” after supergluing themselves, according to a Twitter post. Cyanoacrylate glue, also known as superglue, is a powerful adhesive that is made of synthetic polymers that are sourced from petroleum, according to sustainability news site Green Matters. (RELATED: Democrat-Linked Groups Are Shilling Climate Bill To ‘Female,’ Racially ‘Diverse’ Voters)

“We are in crisis and what goes on in this room every single day makes a joke out of all of us, we cannot afford to go on like this,” one of the demonstrators said in a video. “We need a new way of making decisions where more voices are heard.”

Extinction Rebellion advocates against the use of fossil fuels, such as petroleum, to generate electricity as this creates large amounts of planet-warming emissions and pollution, according to its website. The activists also warn of a “mass extinction” caused by climate change if governments and businesses fail to take drastic measures to cool the planet.

The protest comes amid the upcoming election of Britain’s new Conservative prime minister on Sept. 5, the BBC reported. Meanwhile, Britain is facing an energy crisis as individuals and businesses are struggling to pay energy bills amid soaring fuel prices.

Extinction Rebellion did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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