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US NewsVegan activist on trial after McDonald’s protest

17:26  12 september  2019
17:26  12 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Vegan activist on trial after McDonald’s protest © DxeBrighton Vegan activist Dylan Roffey wearing a pig mask during the protest in the McDonald’s restaurant (DxeBrighton/PA)

A vegan activist is standing trial after protesters entered a McDonald’s restaurant wearing pig and chicken masks and red “blood” was thrown around.

Up to 20 activists “overwhelmed” security at the Brighton fast food chain on May 17 holding signs and chanting through a megaphone.

More activists gathered outside Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Thursday in support of Dylan Roffey, who is standing trial in connection with the incident earlier this year.

Roffey, 24, is charged with criminal damage and resisting a police officer and denies the offences.

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A vegan activist who walked into a McDonald ’ s restaurant with protestors wearing pig and chicken masks while red “blood” was thrown around is standing trial . More activists gathered outside court today in support of Dylan Roffey, who is standing trial in connection with the incident earlier this year.

McDonald ’ s assistant manager Robert Frost, who was in charge of the restaurant on the evening the incident occurred, told the court that between Vegan activist Dylan Roffey wearing a pig mask during a protest in the McDonald ’ s on May 17 (Picture: PA). Activists stormed into the Brighton fast food

Vegan activist on trial after McDonald’s protest © Provided by The Press Association Dylan Roffey wearing a pig mask during the protest in which the court was told red paint was thrown around (DxeBrighton/PA)

She appeared in court wearing a T-shirt with a slogan that read “meat the victims”.

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. “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.

Some of the customers were quite upset.” Mr Frost told the court that he called the police and many of the protesters started to leave, but one woman refused.

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Vegan activist on trial after McDonald’s protest © Provided by The Press Association Dylan Roffey, right, alongside supporters outside Brighton Magistrates’ Court (DxeBrighton/PA)

He said he saw officers having to pull her up and take her outside.

Roffey’s solicitor Meredoc McMinn sought to have the resisting a police officer charge dismissed on the basis of “unreasonable force”.

“These were protesters who went into McDonald’s and poured some coloured dye with water,” the lawyer said.

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Vegan activist on trial after McDonald’s protest

“I would submit that the force was unreasonable and excessive.

“She could not have been obstructing the officer because he agreed she was not able to move.”

District judge Amanda Kelly declined to dismiss the charge and the case continues.

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