Animal rights activists spray white paint on Big Ben and block Westminster ahead of Liz Truss’ first PMQs
Animal rights activists sprayed white paint with “fake milk” on Big Ben this morning ahead of the Prime Minister’s first questions from Liz Truss.
Nine Animal Rebellion activists blocked the intersection at Parliament Street at around 10.45am today, pouring the ‘milk’ across the street and spraying the Elizabeth Tower with white paint using fire extinguishers.
Metropolitan Police officers were pictured at the site of the protest as vegan activists took to the streets with a banner reading ‘Plant Based Future’.
The climate and animal campaign group says it “targeted Liz Truss before her first PMQs to force her into negotiations for her demands.”
They said they gave the landmark “a new coat of paint white to represent the devastation and cruelty of the dairy industry.”
This is the fourth straight day of the group’s anti-dairy protests as part of its ‘Plant-Based Future’ campaign, which it says has left milk shelves empty in Plymouth, Portsmouth, Bristol and Birmingham.
Animal rights activists sprayed white paint with “fake milk” on Big Ben (pictured) this morning ahead of the PM’s first questions from Liz Truss
Police officers at the Animal Rebellion activists protest after throwing paint on the walls and street outside the Houses of Parliament in protest
Metropolitan Police officers were pictured at the site of the protest as activists sat down with a banner reading “Plant-Based Future”.
Activists block Parliament Street in front of Big Ben after giving the landmark “a new coat of white paint to represent the devastation and cruelty of the dairy industry”.
Andrew Howard, 63, a retired firefighter from Sheffield, said in Westminster this morning: “Today’s action is a direct challenge to Prime Minister Liz Truss.
“We call on them to make the drastic changes we know are necessary to address the cost of living, climate and environmental crises we face.”
“Supporting farmers towards a plant-based future while allowing the land it would free up to become wild is a piece of cake.
“A plant-based future means cheaper food, more nature, and massive amounts of carbon removed from the atmosphere. It’s a win for everyone’
Animal Rebellion is trying to put pressure on incoming Prime Minister Liz Truss and newly appointed DEFRA Minister Ranil Jayawardena to “acknowledge directly [their] Demands for a plant-based future”.
The group used modified fire extinguishers to spray Big Ben with “fake milk” after arriving around 10.45am
Meeting police officers at the scene as protesters sit down with their banner over the white paint they threw across the street – a police officer can be seen writing in his notebook
Police stand guard after Animal Rebellion activists threw paint on the walls and street in front of Parliament buildings
This morning’s action is said to have been a “direct challenge” to new Prime Minister Liz Truss by retired firefighter Andrew Howard, 63
Animal Rebellion tries to put pressure on the new Prime Minister Liz Truss and the newly appointed DEFRA Minister with their stunt in front of Parliament
dr Alice Brough, 31, a Gloucestershire livestock veterinarian, said: “Liz Truss and Ranil Jayawardena’s attitude of prioritizing free trade at all costs has shown a shocking neglect for British farmers and as a result the rest of us are grappling with the costs -Living Crisis.’
“New Prime Minister Liz Truss must immediately rebuild her broken relationship with farming and fishing communities and support a sustainable, plant-based food system by addressing the energy price crisis, rising costs and the lack of security on British farms.
“By supporting farmers in a crop-based transition, all of this and more will be achieved.”
From 4am yesterday Animal Rebellion taped and chained themselves to empty milk trucks causing chaos and causing £80,000 worth of damage.
Some 43 eco-warriors have been arrested across the country on suspicion of aggravated trespassing as Animal Rebellion activists took action for the third straight day.
This caused chaos for motorists trying to gain access to large industrial areas in Droitwich, Worcestershire. Willenhall in the West Midlands; and Acton in west London.
The protest affected more than 40 businesses operating from the industrial park in Droitwich, with workers saying the majority of occupied trucks ran out of food.
Truck driver Manny Singh said: “I’ve been here since 7am, it’s just awful.”
Following yesterday’s action, Chief Superintendent Ian Parnell said: “We will always respect people’s right to protest peacefully.
“But what we cannot do is be prepared and allow wanton criminal damage that will result in significant repair bills and inconvenience.
“We have a long history of facilitating protests and working with protest organizers to enable them to take a stand in a peaceful and organized manner.
“Anyone who overshoots the mark and commits criminal offenses must expect to be arrested and possibly brought to justice.”
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The Countryside Alliance, which campaigns for field sports like hunting and shooting, criticized yesterday’s action and called for tougher penalties.
Spokesman Mo Metcalf-Fisher said: “Dairy products are enjoyed by the vast majority of people in this country, who appreciate the health benefits that come with it.
“If people want to drink plant-based alternatives, that’s their right, but these so-called activists shouldn’t force their dietary preferences on anyone.
“Animal Rebellion are desperate for attention, but their narrow-minded constituency is very militant and willing to walk the line between acceptable protest and crime.
“We hope that the new interior minister will tackle these extremist groups in a robust and swift manner.”
Earlier this week, a mob of Animal Rebellion activists broke into a dairy and damaged truck tires.
Vegan activists were arrested on Monday September 5 after attacking Liz Truss before she was appointed Prime Minister.
your second day At Arla and Muller’s processing plants Monday was all about piercing truck tires and filling pipes with expanding foam.
The wildlife and climate group is calling for an end to “widespread government support for farmers and fishing communities in the transition to a plant-based food system” and for a “rewilding program that ensures a future for generations to come.”
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