Pongoo joins petrol protest

Professor Pongoo, the city council election hopeful who embarrassed the Liberal Democrats, was today due to join a protest at a petrol station.

Greenpeace volunteers were set to gather outside the Shell garage at the junction of Glasgow Road and Meadow Place Road as part of its Save the Arctic campaign.

Earlier this week protests were held at 14 Shell petrol stations across the Capital over plans by the fuel giant to dig for oil in the Arctic.

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Campaigners dressed as polar bears to highlight their message and today were set to ask drivers to give their support.

Imogen Michel, a spokeswoman for Greenpeace in Edinburgh, said: “We’re protesting at the Shell garage to tell them to stop drilling in the Arctic, and we’re hoping that lots of people from Edinburgh will join our campaign.

“The Arctic is a beautiful and fragile place. An oil spill there would be catastrophic. We really hope that folks from Edinburgh will help to save the Arctic.”