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UK NewsVegan activists who wore pig mask while spraying a McDonald's with fake blood in a protest against animal cruelty left customers feeling anxious and angry, court hears

18:00  12 september  2019
18:00  12 september  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Vegan activist on trial after McDonald’s protest

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A female activist , who sprayed fake blood on the floor of a McDonald ' s in Brighton before sitting in it while wearing a pig mask , has been arrested. The group, Direction Action Everywhere (DxE) staged the protest which saw at least 20 activists wearing animal masks while holding up signs saying

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Vegan activists who wore pig mask while spraying a McDonald's with fake blood in a protest against animal cruelty left customers feeling anxious and angry, court hears © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Dylan Roffey, 24, is on trial after allegedly smearing fake blood in a McDonald's

An 'intimidating' vegan activist is standing trial today accused of smearing fake in front of diners at a McDonald's.

Dylan Roffey, 24, is one of around 20 activists who stormed the fast food chain in Brighton on May 17 wearing pig and chicken masks, Brighton Magistrates' Court heard.

The protesters 'overwhelmed' security and waves signs and chanted through a megaphone.

Roffey is accused of causing criminal damage for throwing fake blood in the restaurant to highlight the chain's supposed cruelty to animals.

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Vegan activists were arrested following an eye-catching protest at a McDonald ’ s restaurant in which they wore animal masks and smeared fake blood One member of animal welfare movement Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) covered the floor and windows in fake blood in a dramatic display.

A vegan activist peers into the window of a farmCredit: Andrew Lloyd. It' s not just restricted to the UK either - several French butchers and fishmongers had their shops smashed up and their storefronts daubed with anti-meat slogans and splattered with fake blood in the dead of night by vegan activists .

She is also charged with obstructing a police officer by refusing to leave but denies committing both offences.

The activist sat firmly on the floor with her fist clenched like 'Superman', according to PC Willis.

More activists gathered outside court today in support of Roffey.

McDonald's assistant manager Robert Frost, who was in charge of the restaurant on the evening the incident occurred, told the court that between 10 and 20 protesters had arrived at about 7.30pm.

'They overwhelmed security,' he said.

Vegan activists who wore pig mask while spraying a McDonald's with fake blood in a protest against animal cruelty left customers feeling anxious and angry, court hears © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Activists including Roffey gathered outside Brighton Magistrates' Court today to protest the trial

'One of them had a loudspeaker chanting slogans about how there is animals being killed and they began throwing red paint, to show blood, across the premises.'

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The photographer Ruth Iorio, who is not a vegan , attended ‘ pig vigils’ in Los Angeles, where passionate demonstrators give pigs destined for slaughter their last drink of water. No one witnesses their protest aside from the Vernon police department, which shows up to oversee proceedings.

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The group ignored the manager's calls to leave and police were called, according to The Brighton Argus.

The incident was one in a wave of attacks by the same organisation, Direct Action Everywhere (DxE), who staged protests in Waitrose, Jamie Oliver's restaurant and the Touro steakhouse.

Vegan activists who wore pig mask while spraying a McDonald's with fake blood in a protest against animal cruelty left customers feeling anxious and angry, court hears © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The protesters 'overwhelmed' security wearing pig masks and smeared fake blood on the floor, the court heard

Roger Booth, prosecuting, said: 'It was intimidating customers and making them feel anxious.'

He also said one of the diners had mental health issues and was left feeling upset and concerned by the incident.

The case continues.

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Its mission is to achieve 'total animal liberation' and the creation of a law requiring 'species equality'.

Associated groups then spread throughout the US, protesting against conditions at farms used by Whole Foods and organising sit-ins at Chipotle restaurants against animal violence.

By December 2014 the organisation had spread across the globe, with groups established in 90 cities in 20 countries, and in the present day it has organised protests in 217 cities in 43 countries.

In the UK it has branches in Liverpool, Brighton, Bristol, Coventry, London, Birmingham, Portsmouth, Cambridge, north east England, Belfast and Scotland.

DxE pledge to take non-violent direct action but its disruptive demonstrations have been branded bullying.

Members in the US have previously been charged with burglary and theft after raiding farms and stealing livestock.

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