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Climate protesters target gas giant’s St Georges Terrace office with ‘interpretative dance’

The WA branch of the Extinction Rebellion movement, which is demanding the state government declare a “climate emergency” and net zero carbon emissions by 2025, staged a protest outside Chevron’s St Georges Terrace headquarters on Friday.

About 15 protesters, watched by a handful of police, chanted slogans and lay in front of the doors of the gas giant’s building before launching into what organisers described as an “interpretative dance” with the aim of “waking Chevron up from their coma”.

Extinction Rebellion protesters target the Perth HQ of Chevron on Friday morning.

Extinction Rebellion protesters target the Perth HQ of Chevron on Friday morning.Credit:Marta Pascual Juanola

In a media statement, protesters said LNG projects coming online since 2005 would add 61 per cent to WA’s 2005 emissions baseline, and contribute to an 8 per cent increase above Australia’s 2005 baseline.

“Gas is WA’s biggest polluter, dwarfing all other pollution sources,” the statement read.

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