Campaigners stage protest at Purley petrol station
12:00pm Wednesday 26th September 2012 in News
Campaigners raised awareness of the state of the Arctic polar region at a protest at a petrol station.
Protestors, which included people dressed as a polar bear and an Arctic fox, met at the Shell garage in Godstone Road, Purley, as a part of the nationwide Greenpeace Shell Day 2.
More than forty Greenpeace members turned up to the event and spoke to the public about the dangers of drilling and mining in the Arctic.
Roisin Robertson, who co-ordinated the day said: "Our campaign on Saturday raised public awareness of the fragile state of the Arctic polar region.
"We want people to sign our petition at SavetheArctic.org and join with almost two million others in persuading Shell and other oil companies from drilling there in the future.
"We’re hoping lots of people from South London will be interested and join in our campaign."
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