Just Stop Oil throw cake in the face of King Charles waxwork at Madame Tussauds
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Protesters from the climate campaign group Just Stop Oil have splatted chocolate cake on Madame Tussauds’ waxwork of King Charles III, in their latest stunt demanding the UK Government stops all new oil and gas licences.
The two campaigners walked up to the red stage - where the waxworks are mounted alongside Prince William and Princess Kate - in black T-shirts before taking these off to reveal their white ‘Just Stop Oil’ T-shirts underneath.
They both proceeded to smash cake in the face of King Charles III (the waxwork, that is) before quoting remarks made by the monarch about climate change in New Zealand, back in 2019.
“For the past, what, 40 to 50 years I have been driven by an overwhelming desire not, to be confronted by my grandchildren – or yours … – demanding to know why I didn’t do anything to prevent them being bequeathed a poisoned and destroyed planet.
“Now, of course, we are indeed being confronted by these very children, demanding immediate action and not just words,” the King told an audience at Lincoln University.
One of the activists then went on to add: “The science is clear. The demand is simple: just stop new oil and gas.
\u201c\ud83c\udf82 BREAKING: JUST STOP OIL CAKES THE KING \ud83c\udf82\n\n\ud83d\udc51 Two supporters of Just Stop Oil have covered a Madame Tussauds waxwork model of King Charles III with chocolate cake, demanding that the Government halts all new oil and gas licences and consents.\n\n#FreeLouis #FreeJosh #A22Network\u201d
— Just Stop Oil \u2696\ufe0f\ud83d\udc80\ud83d\udee2 (@Just Stop Oil \u2696\ufe0f\ud83d\udc80\ud83d\udee2)
\u201cI support @JustStop_Oil \n\nHumankind faces an existential crisis and action is needed right now by governments and fossil fuel companies \n\nSome people don\u2019t like their tactics. But what is the alternative?\u201d
In a statement, Madame Tussauds London said: “At approximately 10:50 am today, protesters entered the ‘World Stage’ Zone at Madame Tussauds London and appeared to throw what is believed to be cake at our figures of the Royal Family.
“Our security team dealt with the incident quickly and we are working closely with the Metropolitan Police on this matter.
“The attraction remains open, with our Royal Family set closed temporarily.”
The Metropolitan Police added: “We responded quickly to an incident at Madame Tussauds after two people threw food at a statue at approximately 10:50hrs.
“Four people have been arrested for criminal damage related to this incident.”
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