Animal rights protesters turn Trafalgar Square fountains red

Two animal rights activists have been arrested after turning the Trafalgar Square fountains red with dye.

Animal Rebellion said it was a protest against animal farming.

It said the Government had “blood on their hands”.

Some demonstrators claimed the Covid-19 pandemic was caused by animal exploitation.

The Metropolitan Police posted to Twitter:

“Two people have been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage following an incident at the fountains in Trafalgar Square earlier today.

“They remain in custody.”

Stephanie Zupan, speaking for Animal Rebellion said:

“The Government must now begin a transition towards a plant-based food system, or risk future zoonotic pandemics of catastrophic proportions.”

Animal Rebellion said the central London action was co-ordinated with protests with 20 other cities – including Bristol, Brighton and New York.


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Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.

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