Climate activists blockade Arla factory: Fifty Animal Rebellion protesters lock themselves to bamboo structure and concrete barricades outside UK’s largest milk plant
Extinction Rebellion activists have created a blockade at the UK’s largest milk factory, locking themselves on to bamboo structures and concrete barricades.
抗議者, from offshoot Animal Rebellion, want dairy company Arla to transition to plant-based production by 2025 and claim they will not leave the firm’s site in Aylesbury, バッキンガムシャー, until it agrees to do so.
It claims Arla emitted more greenhouse gases in 2017 than BHP, a mining company, and ConocoPhillips, an oil producer.
James Ozden, a spokesperson for Animal Rebellion, said ‘The dairy industry abuses animals, the planet and workers, who are increasingly squeezed by big business.
‘Arla say they’re pro-worker but lobby for supermarket contracts that sell milk for less than water.
‘We’re not just demanding that Arla go plant-based by 2025, we’re demanding that the Government supports companies like Arla by funding a just transition for workers in meat and dairy industries to just and sustainable alternatives.’
Bamboo-zled: The bamboo structure has thwarted efforts to go in or out of the site
The protesters arrived under the cover of darkness to set up their dairy demonstration
The group said a climate crisis could lead to unstable crop supplies to feed dairy cows and also potentially expose them to heat stress for two months longer than usual, which could lead to a milk shortage.
より多い 300 arrests have been made during the first week of Extinction Rebellion’s fifth wave of mass protests in London.
いくつか 11 activists were arrested during action on Bank Holiday Monday, which saw protesters block Tower Bridge with a van and caravan.
It follows 34 arrests on Sunday when demonstrators occupied the Science Museum in protest against its partnership with oil giant Shell.
Police officers surround a vehicle, parked across the road as climate activists strike London
A protester shows a glued palm against a window, as police officers surround a vehicle
Police and demonstrators with a bus parked on London Bridge in central London today
The Metropolitan Police said there had been a total of 367 arrests in the capital since the environmentalist group began its latest round of action, dubbed the Impossible Rebellion, 8月に 23.
The group is demanding the Government stops investment in fossil fuels.
As part of the protests, activists have blocked a road in central London with a large pink table containing built-in lock-ons, spray painted the floor outside the HM Revenue & Customs headquarters and daubed the famous Guildhall in the City of London in red paint.
Animal Rebellion, an offshoot of Extinction Rebellion, dyed the Buckingham Palace fountains red in protest at animal hunting.
Protesters display a banner message as climate activists from the Extinction Rebellion group
Today’s central London protest featured a bus, which protesters had glued themselves to
月曜日に, activists were seen lying on the ground near Tower Bridge, while others wore aprons emblazoned with Tell The Truth and with teapots with Deniabilitea written on them.
Protesters were seen to be removed by officers prior to the blocking of the bridge.
The Metropolitan Police said demonstrators had used ‘complex’ lock-ons ‘to frustrate our removal efforts’, and specialist removal teams were drafted in.
The force said on Twitter: ‘We see many comments and questions asking why this work can’t be quicker and use more direct tactics.
‘While we understand the public’s frustration, we must consider the safety of everyone involved – including our officers.
‘This work is painstaking but we work as quick as we can.’
Extinction Rebellion is due to continue its action for a second week.