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Paragliding Greenpeace Activists Take to ECB’s Roof in Protest

A Greenpeace activist lands with a paraglider on the roof of the ECB.

A Greenpeace activist lands with a paraglider on the roof of the ECB.

Photographer: Armando Babani/AFP/Getty Images

Climate activists from Greenpeace paraglided on to the roof of part of the European Central Bank on Wednesday morning, protesting the institution’s support of large corporate polluters through its bond-buying programs.

The stunt occurred just as officials begin their two-day policy meeting. An ECB spokesperson confirmed that two activists landed by powered paraglider and unfurled a banner reading “Stop funding climate killers!”