2020-11-10 Extinction Rebellion mark 25th anniversary of Ogoni 9 killings
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London, UK. 10th November, 2020. Environmental activists from Extinction Rebellion mark the 25th anniversary of the killings of the Ogoni Nine with a vigil outside the Shell Centre. The Ogoni Nine, including activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, leaders of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), were executed by the Nigerian government in 1995 after having led a series of peaceful marches involving an estimated 300,000 Ogoni people against the environmental degradation of the land and waters of Ogoniland by Shell and to demand both a share of oil revenue and greater political autonomy. During the vigil, one activist sitting on a tripod in front of the main entrance to the Shell Centre poured fake oil over a noose beneath the tripod. The activist was later arrested by one of the twenty-six Metropolitan Police officers who attended the protest.