Activists linked to Extinction Rebellion have covered a Buckingham Palace fountain in fake blood in a protest against the Queen and the royal family.
According to The Sun, Shameless eco-warriors clutching signs reading ‘royal bloodbath’ defaced the Queen Victoria Memorial fountain on the fourth day of their fortnight-long “Impossible Rebellion”.
The group claimed the royals were stopping “justice and compassion” by condoning farming and hunting on their land.
Spokesman Harley McDonald-Eckersall said: “The Crown Estate is the biggest landowner in the UK and they choose to use this land for animal agriculture and hunting, which not only decimate our environment but cause the deaths of millions of lives every year.
“It’s time for a new system based on justice and compassion and the royal family should be leading the way.”
Met Police said in a statement: “A number of activists have vandalised the Victoria Memorial water feature outside Buckingham Palace. We are on scene and arrests have been made.
“The suspects are being taken to custody.”
Police have predicted the protests will cause “cause significant disruption to London” and will pull cops away from tackling bloody crime in the capital.
It was last week revealed that protesters have so far cost taxpayers more than £50 million after rioters blocked roads in London and smashed windows across the capital.
The staggering sum covered the police response to the group’s climate protests in 2019 and 2020, Metropolitan Police gold commander Rachel Williams said.
Yesterday, demonstrators blocked off Oxford Circus – with some seen being hauled away by officers and carried into nearby vans as other group members cheered.
The group, also known as XR, grounded London to a halt two years ago as members took hold of the city’s already-strained transport system, leaving commuters stuck.