The group called ‘Citizens actions against government measures’ and ‘Act for Climate Justice’ block BNP Paribas Fortis investment center in Brussels since 7:15 this mornig, while the oil deposit of Total in Feluy was blocked Sunday night. Actions are conducted on the Ghent-Terneuzen canal, in front of the Cargill factory in Ghent. These collectives have come together to call for social, climate and fiscal justice.
The purpose of the blockage is to prevent employees from entering the building so that the bank no longer invests in fossil fuels. According to both groups, those responsible for social inequality and climate change are the same, multinational corporations and the financial sector that are destroying the planet and exploiting workers in order to maximize their profits.
The two groups also denounce the planned layoffs of 2,200 people by BNP while the bank records a profit that exceeded 1.8 billion in 2018.