In the UK the dumping of manure in front of newspapers ends with five prisoners

In the UK the dumping of manure in front of newspapers ends with five prisoners

British police said on Sunday they had arrested five people following a spill of manure outside the headquarters of the London newspaper The Daily Mail.

In Kensington, at 6:40 a.m., a group of protesters threw manure from a truck in front of a building, police said. “They climbed on a scaffolding outside the building and put up flags.”

Shortly afterwards, police arrested a 54-year-old man, a sixth man, for trying to dump manure in front of another building in the center of the British capital.

In a statement, the Extinction rebellion claimed that seven tons of horse manure had been dumped at the entrance to the Daily Mail’s privacy group as part of a one-day campaign to “liberate the press.”

It accuses the press of being largely controlled by “four billionaires” in the UK and of not reporting properly on the climate crisis.

A protest also took place in central London in the afternoon.

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