Student activists from the University College London are protesting against the fact that the college is still using fossil fuels. In protest, they staged an orgy at the college council meeting. Vice is reporting that the students dressed as Royal Dutch Shell, the UCL provost Michael Arthur and BP, and dowsed themselves in molasses meant to look like crude oil. The aim of the protest was to show the incestuous relationship that the university has with the fossil fuel industry, vividly making their point by wearing signs saying that UCL should break up with fossil fuels. Council members, which include Provost himself, had to push through the visual pun in order to get to their meeting.

Guin Carter ,who is a second year politics student, helped to organize the action, pointing out that the hypocrisy that UCL is displaying by investing in the fossil fuel industry is ridiculous when university research clearly states that you need to keep carbon based fuels in the ground if you want to avoid climate chaos in the future.

Beth, a student from UCL, told Vice that UCL has £21 million invested in the industry itself, and that she wanted to highlight the hypocrisy portrayed by recreating the incestuous relationship using vivid imagery, AKA an oil orgy. Beth then went on to say that students have been continually ignored by management, stating how could students have a chance in creating a future against climate change when the people in charge continually support these investments.

Beth then went on to say that they plan to escalate their campaign until management themselves take action against climate change and the effects that it is having on our planet.

Natalie