Latest action by Just Stop Oil to demand a halt to oil and gas exploration. Environmental activists from the group tarred the wax effigy of King Charles III at the famous London museum Madame Tussauds on Monday, October 24. Four people were arrested for damage, according to London police.
According to the museum, two protesters threw “what we think is cake on our royal family characters”. The establishment remains open, except for the affected facility, a Madame Tussauds spokesperson said. Two members of the group, who had purchased their tickets, smashed a chocolate cake into the face of the king’s wax statue, Just Stop Oil claimed in a statement.
“The science is clear, the demand is clear”
In the action, one of the campaigners echoed the words of a late 2019 speech by Charles, then Prince of Wales, stressing that young people from his grandchildren’s generation “require immediate actions, not just words”. “The science is clear. The demand is clear: stop new oil and gas projects. It’s pie”activists Eilidh McFadden, 20, and Tom Johnson, 29, said in a statement.
The group Just Stop Oil launched since the beginning of October a series of actions and daily blockages in London, where they, in particular, threw soup on the Sunflowers of Van Gogh at the National Gallery, or spray paint an Aston Martin dealership.
On Sunday, activists from the environmental group Last Generation threw mashed potatoes at Millstones by Monet in a museum in Potsdam, Germany.