Global Divestment Day – in pictures

From Berlin to Mumbai to the Marshall Islands, photographers capture some weird and wonderful divestment day protests
Amsterdam

Amsterdam

By Sophie Yeo

On 13-14 February, citizens of every continent celebrated Global Divestment Day.

Campaigners wielded everything from glittery wigs to symbolic orange skins in an attempt to get their message across: the time has come to stop investing in fossil fuels.

Photos poured in from across the world of protests, street theatre and stock market invasions – to name but a few.

We’ve picked out the best of the bunch.


From Berlin hipsters to the Norwegian Sami, Europe demanded divestment.

Germany

Berlin

Berlin

Berlin

Berlin

Italy

The Vatican

The Vatican

Norway

Oslo

Oslo

Trondheim

Trondheim

Russia

St Petersburg

St Petersburg

Serbia

Belgrade

Belgrade

Sweden

Stockholm

Stockholm

Switzerland

Geneva

Geneva

UK

london

London

Oxford

Oxford

Edinburgh

Edinburgh

Ukraine

Kiev

Kiev


People in Oceania redefined style in the name of divestment.

Australia

Sydney

Sydney

Adelaide

Adelaide

Esperance

Esperance

Marshall Islands

marshall-islands

Majuro

New Zealand

Matauri Bay

Matauri Bay


Nelson Mandela turned up to support divestment inĀ Africa.

Burkina Faso

Burkina

Democratic Republic of Congo

Kinshasa

Kinshasa

South Africa

Pretoria

Pretoria


Across Asia, campaigners gathered from Dubai to Tacloban to persuade their leaders to divest.

India

Mumbai

Mumbai

Indonesia

Jakarta

Jakarta

Nepal

Kathmandu

Kathmandu

Philippines

Tacloban

Tacloban

Taiwan

taiwan

Maoli

United Arab Emirates

Dubai

Dubai

Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City


Across the Americas, activists lit up the roads and braved the snow to call for divestment.

Canada

Vancouver

Vancouver

Toronto Stock Exchange

Toronto Stock Exchange

Mexico

Aguascalientes

Aguascalientes

USA

New York

New York

Waterford, California

Waterford, California

Madison, Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin

Middlebury, Vermont

Middlebury, Vermont

Harvard, Massachusetts

Harvard, Massachusetts

All photos courtesy of 350.org

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