A group of Animal Rebellion protesters turned the Trafalgar Square fountain water red, in a demonstration against eating meat. Protesters also claimed that the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis could have been prevented by veganism.
Animal Rebellion tweeted regarding the incident: “Animal Rebellion have now dyed the Trafalgar Square fountains red, symbolising the blood that is on the hands of the UK Government.
“We are here today to demand that the government prevent future pandemics by ending animal farming and transitioning to a plant-based food system.”
They added: “The Government has blood on their hands – This crisis could have been prevented.
“The science tells us that 3 out of every 4 new infectious diseases originate from animals.”
The activists dyed the water red
The R rate in England across different regions
In another tweet, Animal Rebellion stated: “People Over Profit – The UK Government must protect the people, not support climate-destructive and exploitative industries.”
The UK was placed in lockdown in March to protect the NHS from being overwhelmed from the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
At the time of writing, Britain has the ninth-highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world.
The UK has more than 288,000 cases in total at the time of writing.
The death toll in Britain is currently over 44,000.
Worldwide there have been more than 12.6 million COVID-19 cases.
The death toll has reached more than 560,000.
More than 7,400,000 people have recovered from the coronavirus across the globe.