Extinction Rebellion stage climate protest at McKinsey’s London office

Extinction Rebellion climate change activists demonstrate outside London head office of McKinsey in London, Britain January 31, 2020. (Reuters)
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Updated 31 January 2020

Extinction Rebellion stage climate protest at McKinsey’s London office

  • At least 30 protesters gathered outside the building holding banners emblazoned with slogans such as “Business As Usual = Death”

LONDON: Civil disobedience group Extinction Rebellion staged a protest outside McKinsey & Company’s London office on Friday to demand the consulting firm use its influence over companies and governments to drive far-reaching action on climate change.

At least 30 protesters gathered outside the building holding banners emblazoned with slogans such as “Business As Usual = Death” and “No More Green Wash, Act Now,” according to a Reuters photographer on the scene.


Election commission: Afghan president Ghani wins 2nd term

Updated 44 min 9 sec ago

Election commission: Afghan president Ghani wins 2nd term

KABUL: Afghanistan’s independent election commission says President Ashraf Ghani has won a second term as president.
The commission announced Tuesday that Ghani garnered 50.64% of the vote that took place on Sept. 28 last year to challenger and chief executive Abdullah Abdullah’s 39.52%.
Election results were repeatedly delayed amid accusations of misconduct and technical problems with counting ballots.
Hawa Alam Nuristani, head of the election commission, has said previously that 1.8 million Afghan citizens voted in the election out of some 9.6 million eligible.
The results come days after US Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced a truce agreement between the United States and the Taliban that could lead to the withdrawal of American troops from the country.