Woman arrested after dumping urine and faeces on Captain Tom’s memorial
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The woman who dumped urine and faeces on Captain Tom’s memorial has been arrested. She explains her motivations behind the horrific act below:
Those will remember Captain Sir Tom Moore as the man who raised millions of pounds for NHS charities by walking 100 laps of his garden during the pandemic.
Following the feat, the late British Army officer passed away in February 2021 aged 100, and shortly after a metal statue was set up to commemorate his life in Derbyshire.
But over the weekend, footage emerged of a climate activist named Maddie Budd pouring human waste all over the sculpture in what was evidently a protest against private jets.
Wearing a t-shirt with the message 'End UK Private Jets' across the front, the 21-year-old stands on a crate and pours the grim mixture all over the memorial.
In a statement following the incident, Budd has said that every time a UK private jet takes off it ‘pours a bucket of s**t and blood onto everything that Captain Tom stood for’.
Though footage of the incident was shared by the End UK Private Jets Twitter page, and Budd herself shared a lengthy statement standing by her dirty demonstration, the Met have since arrested her on behalf of Derbyshire Police.
A spokesperson for Met Police told LADbible: "A woman was arrested at 1440 at Waterloo Bridge for criminal damage, an arrest on behalf of Derbyshire Constabulary, following an incident in Hatton on Saturday, 1 October."
Adding to this, End UK Private Jets wrote: "Maddie has been arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage, and escorted to custody by about 18 police officers."
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Speaking after the shocking demonstration was made, Budd - a former medical student from Wales - said: "People are going to say that he's a hero, people are going to say that this is profoundly, obscenely disrespectful to his life, and to the NHS he stood up for and I agree.
"I was studying to become a doctor because I believe in taking care of people.
"If we believe that the NHS is important, if we believe in taking care of each other, if we believe that NHS workers are doing essential work, why are forcing our healthcare system into collapse?
"Why are we forcing our civilisation into collapse? Why is basically no-one taking this genocide of all humanity seriously?
"All of this is true and the Government won't even End UK Private Jets. Every time one takes off, it pours a bucket of s**t and blood onto everything that Captain Tom stood for."
The activist's dad has since spoken out against his daughter's actions amid a heavy backlash to the incident.
Jim Budd, 62, told the MailOnline: "The shock of this is hurting people and upsetting them.
"I'm ashamed of her and what she has done. There has been a big public reaction for obvious reasons."
He continued: "She's done something horrible without thinking of the consequences.
"I felt sick with shock when I saw it - I have sent her a text message but she has not replied.
"It goes against all the things you install in your children - it is not normal behaviour. I'm extremely sad. The fact is she has sort of gone rogue."
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