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Animal rights protesters dye fountains red in London's Trafalgar Square

 

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London, United Kingdom  /  Sun, July 12, 2020  /  01:04 pm
Animal rights protesters dye fountains red in London's Trafalgar Square

Animal rights and environmental activists hold signs as they stand inside a fountain whose water was turned red after protesters poured colored dye into the clear water, on Trafalgar Square in London, Britain, on July 11, 2020. (REUTERS/Toby Melville)

Protesters dyed bright red the water of two fountains in London's Trafalgar Square in a protest on Saturday against the farming of animals.

A few dozen activists from the Animal Rebellion group held placards aloft as dye was poured into the fountain's basins.

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"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."

Police later said two people had been arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage.

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