Activists from the animal and climate justice movement Animal Rebellion dyed the water of two fountains in London’s Trafalgar Square bright red on Saturday. They were protesting against the farming of animals.
A few dozen activists held signs reading ‘Global boiling and ‘Don’t bait me’ as the red dye was poured into the fountain’s basins. Two activists dressed in shark and lobster costumes climbed into the fountain during the demonstration.
“We are here today to demand that the government prevent future pandemics by ending animal farming and transitioning to a plant-based food system,” the group said in a statement, adding red symbolized “blood that is on the hands of the UK government.”