Just Stop Oil protesters attack King Charles' Madame Tussauds waxwork with chocolate cake
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Just Stop Oil activists have thrown chocolate cake in the face of the King Charles waxwork at Madame Tussauds. Watch here:
Eilidh McFadden, 20, from Glasgow, and Tom Johnson, 29, from Sunderland, bought tickets to the attraction this morning (Monday 24 October), before stepping over the rope barrier and smearing cake in the face of the new monarch.
According to Just Stop Oil, they then made the following statement: "We are here because we seek to protect our freedoms and rights, because we seek to protect this green and pleasant land which is the inheritance of us all.
"Last year at COP 26 in Glasgow Queen Elizabeth said: 'The time for words has moved to the time for action'."
They then quoted King Charles III as saying: "We are feeling the effects of all of this now, and disasters are increasing with terrifying frequency and intensity, and causing unprecedented levels of physical and economic damage.
"No nation, no region and no population will be inured from the impacts of food, water and energy insecurity, and the resulting economic and political insecurity that arise from our seeming utter determination quite literally to test this planet to destruction.
"In every sector of the economy there are solutions available now.
"For the past, what, 40-50 years I have been driven by an overwhelming desire not, to be confronted by my grandchildren – or yours, Ladies and Gentlemen, whom I mind about equally as much – demanding to know why I didn’t do anything to prevent them being bequeathed a poisoned and destroyed planet. Now, of course, we are indeed being confronted by these very children, demanding immediate action and not just words."
Closing their statement, they said: "The science is clear. The demand is simple: just stop new oil and gas. It's a piece of cake."
Ah, did you see what they did there? It all makes sense now.
It comes after Just Stop Oil activists threw soup over a Van Gogh earlier this month.
The protestors chucked the food over Dutch artist's iconic 'Sunflowers' at the National Gallery in London – and then glued themselves to the wall.
After chucking the soup at the painting, one of the protesters then asked the gathered crowd: "What is worth more, art or life?
"Is it worth more than food? More than justice?
"Are you more concerned about the protection of a painting, or the protection of our planet and people?
"The cost-of-living crisis is part of the cost of oil crisis."