Up to 25 protesters were booed by crowds as they tried to evade police to smash through security measures on the Mall ahead of Trooping the Colour in an effort to disrupt the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. MailOnline has more.
Police officers pounced as they raced over barriers to where the parade was to be held.
Incredibly two of the protesters – who were from Animal Rebellion – were able to sit in the middle of the Mall as the marching band approached.
Officers hauled them out of the way as the musicians walked by them avoiding them completely, prompting applause to the police and boos to the activists.
Minutes later Animal Rebellion proudly tweeted: “Animal Rebels disrupt the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations demanding that Royal Land is Reclaimed.
“This summer, we’re taking bigger action against the Dairy industry than ever before, and we need you.”
They posted on Instagram the moment they vaulted over the fences into the road.
Beau King Houston, amongst those taking action, said: “The Royal family has had decades to lead the way on a just transition to plant-based farming and has failed to do so.
“This transition is common sense and simple, we all win. Seventy-six per cent of currently farmed land could be re-wilded and absorb carbon from the atmosphere.
“This would restore nature, spare billions of animals, and present a solution to the climate emergency, all in one act.”
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