Trafalgar Square: Two arrested after animal rights protesters pour red dye into fountains

Derrick Santistevan

Two people have actually been arrested after animal rights protesters put red dye into the Trafalgar Square fountains in main London, cops stated.

The set were arrested on suspicion of criminal damage after they staged a demonstration versus animal farming on Saturday, declaring the federal government has “blood on their hands”.

Using masks, they turned the water fountain water red and stood in it holding placards promoting the campaign group Animal Disobedience.

Animal Disobedience have actually now colored the Trafalgar Square fountains red, symbolising the blood that is on the hands of the UK Federal government. We are here today to require that the federal government avoid future pandemics by ending animal farming and transitioning to a plant-based foodsystem

— Animal Disobedience (@RebelsAnimal)July 11, 2020

Another protester triggers red smoke from inside the fountains

Others took part in a socially distanced demonstration in the square with banners reading “Planet over profit”.

Demonstrators declare the coronavirus pandemic was brought on by animal exploitation.

Animal Disobedience has actually formerly held demonstrations on meat intake inside grocery stores and outside dining establishments throughout the UK.

The group put red dye into the water fountain since ‘the federal government has blood on their hands’, they stated

Comparable action took location today throughout 20 cities, consisting of Bristol, Brighton and New York City, the group composed on Twitter.

Stephanie Zupan, an agent of Animal Disobedience stated: “The government must now begin a transition towards a plant-based food system, or risk future zoonotic pandemics of catastrophic proportions.”

One activist using a mask is seen being removed by cops

A Met Authorities representative stated the protesters were arrested after 3.30 pm and stay in custody.

The federal government’s Animal and Plant Health Company informed Sky News: “Every animals farm in England, despite scale, need to adhere to our detailed animal well-being legislation.

” We take possible breaches of animal well-being legislation really seriously and where well-being policies are breached, suitable action is taken.”

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