Two activists from Just Stop Oil have been arrested after they jumped the barrier around a famous dinosaur cast at an exhibition in Coventry,UK
Authorities in the Uk have arrested two activists after they jumped over a barrier at the Dippy the Diplodocus exhibit in Coventry on Monday, April 11.
Video footage of the incident, which has since gone viral on the internet showed the campaigners from the environmental group Just Stop Oil jumping over the fence, as they are grabbed by the staff.
The incident took place at 10 am, as per the Guardian, at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, as the two identified as Daniel Knorr, 21, and Victoria Lindsell, 67, were arrested on “suspicion of conspiracy to cause criminal damage”.
A statement by West Midlands police said that “ “two large bags of dry paint were also seized by officers”.
Before the demonstrators were arrested, both removed their jumpers to reveal a white T-shirt that said “Just Stop Oil”.
“The protest was to highlight the threat of new fossil fuels”, said Just Stop Oil, following the arrest, adding, “The plaster cast is safe; we are not.”
The group also stated that ““Humanity is at risk of extinction, and so is everything we have ever created”
“Our works of art, our favourite novels, our historical buildings and artefacts, our traditions – we’re terrifyingly close to losing everything we value and love. We cannot rely on our criminal government or our cherished institutions to save us”, they concluded.
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