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There Are People Climbing Up The Shard Right Now

Six Greenpeace protesters are climbing up The Shard to protest against Shell's plans to drill in the Arctic.

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Six women are currently climbing up The Shard to protest against oil drilling in the Arctic.

BREAKING: Look up London. We’re attempting to scale the Shard, Europe's tallest skyscraper. More soon on #iceclimb

Greenpeace UK

@GreenpeaceUK

BREAKING: Look up London. We’re attempting to scale the Shard, Europe's tallest skyscraper. More soon on #iceclimb

They started by climbing on top of London Bridge station.

HANDOUT / Reuters

And are now using a ladder-like structure to make their way up the tallest building in western Europe.

STEFAN WERMUTH / Reuters

Greenpeace claims that all six protesters are experienced climbers.

Meet the climbers Sabine, Sandra, Victo, Ali, Wiola & Liesbeth. Wish them luck. They're awesome. #iceclimb

Greenpeace UK

@GreenpeaceUK

Meet the climbers Sabine, Sandra, Victo, Ali, Wiola & Liesbeth. Wish them luck. They're awesome. #iceclimb

The protest has fascinated London's commuters.

London bridge commuters seem hypnotised by #iceclimb

leila

@le1laD

London bridge commuters seem hypnotised by #iceclimb

Thom Yorke is one of thousands of people on Twitter using #iceclimb to show their support.

#iceclimb.. http://t.co/apc3Nx8mFP.. protestersclimbing 'the Shard' London to piss off Shell. Nice! http://t.co/tYDd1cjvJO

Thom Yorke

@thomyorke

#iceclimb.. http://t.co/apc3Nx8mFP..

protestersclimbing 'the Shard' London to piss off Shell. Nice! http://t.co/tYDd1cjvJO

Here are a few more pictures of their progress so far...

STEFAN WERMUTH / Reuters
Sang Tan / AP
STEFAN WERMUTH / Reuters

To find out more about the climb visit iceclimb.savethearctic.org.