The group, also known as XR, branded the company “climate criminals”, as it hit out at its decision to fulfil its contract to provide signalling for a rail line to a controversial new coal mine being built in Australia.
Dozens of protesters, many dressed in forensic suits, have set up a mock police cordon at the building and a banner is being brandished which reads “climate change kills children”.
Lorna Greenwood, an Extinction Rebellion member, said in a statement: “If Siemens supports the Adani coal mine it’ll be a stain on their history forever.
“After the hell on earth what we’re witnessing in Australia, there are no acceptable excuses or justifications for furthering climate and ecological disaster.”
The mine is being set up by India’s Adani group in the outback and criticism from green groups has mounted over Siemens’s decision to support it, with climate change a pressing topic in the nation due to the raging wildfires.
However, its CEO previously said “there is practically no legally and economically responsible way to unwind the contract without neglecting fiduciary duties”.
The Standard has contacted Siemens for comment.