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Protesters Gather Outside Ofgem HQ Calling for 'Payment Strike' on Energy Bills

Protesters hold placards during a demonstration against rising energy prices outside Ofgem's headquarters in Canary Wharf on Aug. 26.

Protesters hold placards during a demonstration against rising energy prices outside Ofgem's headquarters in Canary Wharf on Aug. 26.

Photographer: Rob Pinney/Getty Images

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Around 100 protesters gathered outside Ofgem headquarters in London on Friday urging consumers to withhold payment for "astronomical" energy price hikes they could not afford.