Dramatic second demonstrators block Billingsgate Fish Market as animal rights activists chain themselves to the entrance gates stopping deliveries of day’s catch
- Dozens of activists blocked Billingsgate Fish Marketplace for greater than an hour
- Protesters chained themselves to railings to cease entry to the busy market
- Police made a number of arrests after protesters refused to vacate the roadway
- The protesters need the federal government to ban the consumption of meat and fish
Animal rights protesters declare there have been ‘mass arrests’ at their demonstration at a London fish market.
Video footage confirmed dozens of demonstrators standing outdoors Billingsgate Fish Market in Poplar within the early hours of Saturday morning.
Animal Revolt, which goals to ‘finish the animal agriculture trade’, has stated it’s behind the protest.
Police have arrested a number of Extinction Revolt demonstrators who held a mass demonstration this morning outdoors the Billingsgate Fish Market in London
Officers from throughout London have been concerned within the operation to clear the demonstrators
Dozens of activists tried to dam roads stopping entry to the well-known fish market
The group’s spokesperson, Alex Lockwood, stated demonstrators stopped site visitors coming into the fish market and that one protester locked themselves to the doorway gate.
He claimed 28 folks had been arrested as of seven.45am, and that almost all of protesters had since left the world.
A photograph posted by the group reveals a girl being carried away by three cops and is accompanied by the caption ‘Mass Arrests at Billingsgate’.
London Metropolitan Police was unable to verify whether or not there had been any arrests.
Mr Lockwood stated round 200 folks took half within the demonstration and gathered at Montgomery Sq. in Canary Wharf at 2.30am earlier than transferring all the way down to the market.
He stated: ‘One protester received inside [the market] and locked himself to the doorway gate.
Demonstrators began to assemble at 2.30am earlier than some managed to chain themselves to gates on the entrance to the market
Demonstrators managed to stop site visitors coming into the marketplace for greater than an hour
The demonstrators have been from Animal Revolt, who need the federal government to ban meat and fish and as a substitute ‘transition to a simply, sustainable plant-based meals system’
Site visitors was disrupted in Poplar after demonstrators blocked the street outdoors the fish market
‘It meant they needed to shut down the positioning and police then moved in.
‘We then sat down, which was obstructing site visitors, and they also began arresting us.’
Mr Lockwood claimed the group stopped site visitors from coming into the marketplace for about an hour between 5am and 6am.
In a tweet about its ‘vigil’ on the fish market, Animal Revolt stated: ‘So many right here, right here for the fishes, for the hundreds out there, lifeless or dying, for the trillions killed this yr #friendsnotfood.’
Animal Revolt describes itself as a ‘mass volunteer motion’ demanding that the Authorities finish the ‘damaging animal farming and fishing industries’.
In accordance with the group’s web site, it needs the Authorities to steer a ‘transition to a simply, sustainable plant-based meals system’.
The group stated it stands in ‘solidarity’ with the local weather change campaigners Extinction Revolt.