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#Amsterdam: Climate activists disrupted Europe’s largest gas conference

Statement by the activists during the protest at the Flame Conference in the Okura Hotel in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Originally published by Indymedia NL.

This is a crime scene. Here fossil fuel criminals gather to invest in the destruction of communities and the climate. They say gas is a transition fuel. It is not. Gas is a fossil fuel and it kills.

Today, you celebrate 25 years of burning down the planet with your flame conferences whilst the rest of us are mourning. Your extraction and combustion are costing us too much. We do not accept that you put profit before people, and that public money is going towards your destructive projects. Groningen does not accept it. Mozambique does not accept it. We do not accept any more sacrifice zones. We demand a fossil free world. We demand reparations and recovery for all impacted communities.

We demand justice for those who are forced to flee from the climate catastrophes that you are causing. The so-called ‘natural gas’ that you speak of is causing so-called ‘natural disasters’

Cyclones like Idai and Kenneth will become more frequent and get more intense if you lock us in a fossil fuelled system of climate violence. There is no time for your false solutions. We cannot let you hold this conference in peace. #FlameOver!

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