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louise louise, September 22, 2014

Wow – what a day! I’ve been roaming the streets of London with the Fossil Free Bloc since 10am – the numbers and the energy of people there was truly inspiring. Here’s a bit of a run down.

The day kicked off with divestment actions at UCL and LSE.

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Meanwhile the British Museum was being subject to its own Deepwater Horizon oil spill in protest about BP sponsorship.

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Then, we rallied together at Kings College London to form the Fossil Free Bloc. Joined by student, health and faith divestment campaigns from all around the country, BP or Not BP’s Viking Ship, Vivienne Westwood’s Climate Revolution crew and many more.

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And off we marched, with the indefatigable ‘Rhythms of Resistance’ beating some tub-thumping tunes as 40,000 of us took over the streets of London.

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And there were the massive carbon bubbles, bouncing their way along and march, highlighting the insanity of investing in fossil fuels.

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And oops, we might have lost one…(into the House of Commons)!

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And then, to top it off, a break-away visit to Conservative Party HQ to remind them of the “greenest government ever” ‘promises’ and demand action not words!

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All in all, an unbelievably inspiring day (more photos here), and incredible stories from the rest of the 27 UK actions (and the world!) are still flooding in! Don’t forget to upload your photos to the reportback page so we can all share the magic, and check them out here.

Today we were upbeat, and we were powerful, and it gives me incredible hope for the battle ahead.