Extinction Rebellion Protesters Lose Control Of Fake Blood Hose
A group of environmentalists have been arrested in London after they sprayed the Treasury building with fake blood.
Protesters from the campaign group Extinction Rebellion lost control of a hose as they tried to splatter the government building with a red substance.
Footage has now been released showing members of the group - who were using a decommissioned fire engine during their stunt - as they scramble to get control of the powerful hose, covering themselves and the building in 'blood'.
Those involved say 1,600 litres of fake blood were used during the demonstration.
According to the group, they were "highlighting the inconsistency between the UK government's insistence that the UK is a world leader in tackling climate breakdown, and the vast sums it pours into fossil fuel exploration and carbon-intensive projects."
Phil Kingston is an 83-year-old activist and says he wants to stand up for his family. He said: "I fight with all my being for my four grandchildren in this situation of existential danger."
He added: "I come to the Treasury to challenge these practices and to demand radical change in them. In particular the proposal of the Climate Change Committee that UK Export Finance works towards zero emissions by 2050 - it's far too late
Speaking to Talk Radio, fellow activist Diana Warner, said: "The situation around global heating and environmental destruction is so urgent that I am risking imprisonment.
"I consider what I am doing now with Extinction Rebellion to be more important than any other work I have done as a doctor and mother."
A Met Police spokesperson has confirmed to media outlets that three men and one woman have been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage.
The latest stunt comes just a couple of weeks after group of Extinction Rebellion Campaigners superglued themselves to a road in Dover.
The video was shared by Twitter user Jade Evans, who said a number of police cars had arrived to 'remove them'.
She wrote: "Carnage in Dover! These t***s have superglued themselves to the A20.
"The amount of police cars they have here to remove them is causing more pollution than you know."
And the arrests come just a few days before the group's planned protest on 7 October, which will span some 60 cities worldwide and is hoped to last for around two weeks.
According to reports, as part of the so-called 'International Rebellion', activists in the UK plan to block 12 areas around Westminster, London.
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