‘Ground zero of lies on climate’: artists protest at London thinktanks

Mark Rylance and Zadie Smith join Writers Rebel event against Tufton Street lobbyists

A group of artists and writers including Zadie Smith and Sir Mark Rylance have spoken out against the thinktanks and lobbyists at the heart of Westminster, gathering with hundreds of protesters near their offices on Wednesday night.

Speakers from Writers Rebel, a group formed in support of the aims of Extinction Rebellion, blocked Tufton Street in London amid a noticeable police presence.

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