Let him eat cake!
Four local weather activists had been arrested in London Monday for throwing cake at a wax statue of King Charles III — the most recent in a sequence of food-based protests over eco-policy.
“We responded quickly to an incident at Madame Tussauds after two people threw food at a statue at approximately 10:50hrs,” London’s Metropolitan Police tweeted Monday, including later that 4 individuals had been arrested in reference to the protest.
In an announcement, Just Stop Oil — a coalition of UK local weather activists — recognized the pair as Eilidh McFadden, 20, and Tom Johnson, 29.
The duo staged the protest to demand a halt to new gasoline and oil licenses, the group mentioned.
“We are here because we seek to protect our freedoms and rights, because we seek to protect this green and pleasant land which is the inheritance of us all,” the pair mentioned in an announcement.
“The science is clear. The demand is simple: just stop new oil and gas. It’s a piece of cake.”
Quoting the late Queen Elizabeth II eventually year’s United Nations Climate Conference, the activists added, “The time for words has moved to the time for action” — an announcement Johnson echoed Monday whereas throwing a second piece of cake into the statue’s face.
Charles introduced earlier this month that he wouldn’t be attending this year’s iteration of the UN local weather convention, set to be held in Egypt this month.
Monday’s dessert dissent comes someday after local weather activists in Germany hurled mashed potatoes at Oscar-Claude Monet’s portray “Les Meules,” and fewer than two weeks after activists related to Just Stop Oil tossed tomato soup on a Van Gogh.
In July, local weather activists in Paris smeared cake on the Mona Lisa.
In all of those situations, the artworks, typically saved behind glass, have been unhurt.
“This is not a one day event, expect us every day and anywhere,” Just Stop Oil mentioned in Monday’s assertion. “This is an act of resistance against a criminal government and their genocidal death project.”
As for the king, he would require some cleansing.
“The attraction remains open, with our Royal Family set closed temporarily,” Madame Tussauds mentioned in an announcement.