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Bonkers. Bishopsgate, London. 5th March 2009. All pictures © Terence Bunch.

Climate Rush Royal Bank of Scotland RBS protest. London. 5th March 2009.

By Published Last Edited 2009-03-05 00:00:00

Environmental Climate Rush activists gather outside RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland) to protest the pension pay out to Sir Fred Goodwin, former RBS Chief Executive, of 16 Million GBP, amongst other things.

The British government are currently attempting to force Sir Fred into returning the pension and have threatened legal action if he does not comply, despite there being no legal instrument that permits it.

The pay out has deeply embarrassed the government and as a result they are forced into applying indirect public pressure on Sir Fred, who continues to refuse to hand back the pension.

The protest comes on the day the Bank of England reduce the base interest rate to 0.5 percent, moving it perilously close to a position of structural financial paralysis.

Bishopsgate, London. 5th March 2009.

Climate Rush and historical form.

Climate Rush and historical form.

The activists gather outside the bank.

The activists gather outside the bank.

RBS security guards and City of London police guard the front entrance to the bank.

RBS security guards and City of London police guard the front entrance to the bank.

Activist Charlie Veitch uses a loudhailer to refer to RBS as the Robbing Bank of Scotland.

Activist Charlie Veitch uses a loudhailer to refer to RBS as the Robbing Bank of Scotland.

RBS and rising sea-levels.

RBS and rising sea-levels.

A man puts his hand in a cap.

A man puts his hand in a cap.

A comedy event in London is advertised in chalk on the floor.

A comedy event in London is advertised in chalk on the floor.

Confused RBS employees look on as the activists dance around outside.

Confused RBS employees look on as the activists dance around outside.