British police said on Sunday they had arrested five people after spreading manure in front of tabloid headquarters daily Mail, in London, as part of an action claimed by environmental group Extinction Rebellion.
“At around 6:40 am, a group of protesters threw manure from a truck in front of a building [à Kensington], said the police. They climbed onto the scaffolding outside the building and tied banners on it. “
A Day of Protest to “Free the Press”
Police arrested a sixth person, a 54-year-old man, who later attempted to fertilize in front of another building in the heart of the British capital. In a statement, Extinction Rebellion said it had dumped seven tons of horse manure in front of the entrance of the group that owns daily Mail As part of a day of protest to “free the press”.
The group laments that it is controlled primarily by “four billionaires” in the United Kingdom and accuses it of not properly accounting for the climate crisis. A demonstration was also held in the afternoon in central London. In September 2020, Extinction Rebellion activists blocked the printing press, disrupting newspaper distribution.
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