26/10 Breaking: London, England: Animal Rebellion Activists Scale Defra Building As Part of COP26 Protest Demanding an End to Subsidies for Meat and Dairy Farming.

26/10/21 Breaking:

London, England.

Defra is the (UK) government ministry that is responsible for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Activists from Animal Rebellion unfurl a banner after scaling the outside of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) in Westminster, central London, calling for the Government to invest in a plant-based future at the upcoming Cop26 conference in Glasgow. Picture date: Tuesday October 26, 2021.
Activists from Animal Rebellion unfurl a banner after scaling the outside of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) in Westminster, central London. (PA)

Animal Rebellion activists scale Defra building in London as part of COP26 protest

Animal rights activists have scaled a government building in central London and say they plan to stay there “indefinitely”.

Demonstrators from Animal Rebellion – which is affiliated to Extinction Rebellion – have climbed up the Defra building as part of a protest ahead of the upcoming COP26 summit.

The group says it is demanding an end to subsidies for meat and dairy farming in a protest against climate change. Police and firefighters are at the scene in Westminster.

Read more: Everything you need to know about COP26

They plan to stay in place until prime minister Boris Johnson pledges to urge all world leaders to also end such subsidies when they attend the COP26 summit next week.

The group tweeted an image of its members on the side of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs building on Tuesday (26/10)  morning.

Activists from Animal Rebellion unfurl a banner after scaling the outside of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) in Westminster, central London, calling for the Government to invest in a plant-based future at the upcoming Cop26 conference in Glasgow. Picture date: Tuesday October 26, 2021.
Activists from Animal Rebellion unfurl a banner after scaling the outside of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) in Westminster, central London. (PA)

The picture shows four people in orange hard hats and hi-vis jackets using ladders, ropes and harnesses to scale the building.

Animal Rebellion spokesman Nathan McGovern said: “Our protesters climbed the building in the early hours of this morning to send a clear message that we want an end to support for animal agriculture which is killing our planet.

“The four, who are around 10 to 20 metres high, have unveiled a banner saying ‘COP26: Invest in a plant-based future’.

“We will see what the situation with the police is, but the plan is to stay in place indefinitely and this will remain a peaceful protest.”

The group tweeted: “Animal Rebellion protestors have scaled Defra, demanding government support for a plant-based food system at COP26. 

Animal rights activists have scaled a government building in central London and say they plan to stay there “indefinitely”.

Demonstrators from Animal Rebellion – which is affiliated to Extinction Rebellion – have climbed up the Defra building as part of a protest ahead of the upcoming COP26 summit.

The group says it is demanding an end to subsidies for meat and dairy farming in a protest against climate change. Police and firefighters are at the scene in Westminster.

Read more: Everything you need to know about COP26

They plan to stay in place until prime minister Boris Johnson pledges to urge all world leaders to also end such subsidies when they attend the COP26 summit next week.

More to come as we get it;

Regards Mark

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