Activists in Lisbon turned to advertising posters to play an April Fool’s joke on one of Portugal’s largest companies, the oil-and-gas behemoth Galp, according to Greensavers.
“Our future is CO2lonialism” and “more profit, fewer people,” the posters read (translation ours). That’s in reference to Galp’s energy projects in Mozambique and the recent closure of its Matosinhos refinery.
As you can imagine, Galp isn’t happy one bit: the company says the activists’ prank is a “malicious action” that “denigrates” the company’s image — and is reportedly taking legal action against them, according to Público.
Meanwhile, similar campaigns took place in cities around the world:
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