Members of the Shrewsbury Triratna Buddhist Group walked single file from The Sq. as much as the highest of Pleasure Hill to protest exterior Barclays in Citadel Avenue.
The group, who had placards round their necks and sat cross-legged in contemplation, had been one among 5 throughout the nation taking motion. Additionally they chatted to the general public concerning the subject and handed out leaflets throughout the protest on Monday.
A spokesman for the group mentioned: “The meditation was a part of a worldwide Greenfaith motion to carry consideration to the causes of the local weather disaster and learn how to remedy them. Barclays is Europe’s largest monetary backer of the globally damaging CO2-emitting industries which can be threatening the lives of our youngsters and grandchildren. The monetary sector is at present investing 9 instances extra in oil and fuel than on inexperienced financial progress.
“We’re calling on Barclays to reverse its coverage of funding in climate-damaging fossil fuels; in spite of everything, even the historically conservative Worldwide Power Company is now saying that each one new fossil gas extraction should cease as a matter of urgency.
“All of us stay beneath the identical sky, drink the identical water and want wholesome land to maintain ourselves and our family members. The selection between these and a future blighted by local weather chaos is stark.”