ANIMAL REBELLION: More than 20 arrested after animal rights activists ‘shut down’ London fish market
Animal Rebellion described the protest as a vigil, stating: 'So many here, here for the fishes, for the thousands in the market, dead or dying, for the trillions killed this year.'
CONRAD DUNCAN: ‘More than 20 people have been arrested during an animal rights protest at a London fish market, police have said. Animal Rebellion, a group which aims to “follow in Extinction Rebellion’s footsteps” and which wants to “end the animal agriculture industry”, has said it was behind the protest, in which demonstrators attempted to stop traffic entering the market.
Video footage showed dozens of demonstrators standing outside Billingsgate Fish Market in Poplar in the early hours of Saturday morning. A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said 23 arrests had been made at the market… That figure could rise as more arrests are officially recorded, police said…
Alex Lockwood, an Animal Rebellion spokesperson, claimed 28 people had been arrested and that one protester locked themselves to the entrance gate of the market… Mr Lockwood claimed about 200 people took part in the demonstration… In a tweet, Animal Rebellion described the protest as a “vigil”.
“So many here, here for the fishes, for the thousands in the market, dead or dying, for the trillions killed this year,” the group wrote. Animal Rebellion says it is a “mass volunteer movement” calling on the government to end the “destructive animal farming and fishing industries”.
It wants the government to lead a “transition to a just, sustainable plant-based food system”, according to the group’s website. The group has said it stands in “solidarity” with the climate change campaigners Extinction Rebellion’. SOURCE…