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Charlotte Church joins the campaign trail once again as she performs a requiem in musical protest over Arctic drilling

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By REBECCA DAVISON FOR MAILONLINE: 26 August 2015

Singer Charlotte Church joined a protest rally outside the Shell headquarters in London on Wednesday in protest over Arctic drilling on behalf of Greenpeace. 

The 29-year-old took to the streets to lead a performance of Requiem for Arctic Ice as well as The Bitter Earth outside the building, writing ‘Save The Arctic’ across her hands in pen. 

According to Greenpeace, the campaign was part of the charity’s month-long run of Titanic-themed orchestral protests.

‘The Arctic ecosystem is already weakened because the ice is melting, yet Shell is willing to risk an oil spill there that they wouldn’t be able to clean up. It’s a disaster waiting to happen.’

A spokesperson for Shell told MailOnline: ‘Shell respects the right of people to protest against the activities we undertake to ensure the world’s energy needs are met. 

‘However, it is disappointing that Greenpeace continually chooses to focus on mounting publicity stunts rather than engage constructively in the debate about how to meet the world’s growing demand for energy while reducing CO2 emissions.

‘We believe we can play an important role in developing the Arctic’s energy resources. We choose to explore there because we have the expertise and experience to operate responsibly and be profitable at the same time.’

Greenpeace states that Shell received the final permits for Arctic exploration earlier this month.

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