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Wed Jun 19, 2024, 11:03 PM Jun 19

Officials Livid With Climate Protesters Who Sprayed Stonehenge Orange [View all]

Two climate protesters were arrested Wednesday after using orange cornstarch to temporarily paint Stonehenge orange.

According to a press release from the coalition Just Stop Oil, which organized the action, the Stonehenge demonstration is one part of a broader effort to push the incoming U.K. government to commit to signing “a legally binding treaty to phase out fossil fuels by 2030.”

Speaking on the podcast PoliticsJOE, Just Stop Oil spokesman James Skeet emphasized the group’s belief that the orange cornstarch will wash off of the prehistoric monument in a couple of days. In contrast, he said,“the damage that is being done to all of our communities by oil and gas executives and the politicians that they’ve bought is going to run on for many generations.”

During the appearance, Skeet challenged listeners with a question: “What is it that’s more shocking—is it a bit of cornstarch on a treasured monument, or is it the fact that governments have admitted to burning more oil, gas, and coal when we’re just coming off the back of 12 straight months of record temperatures that are leading to fires, floods, crop failures worldwide?”

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WTF Skittles Jun 19 #1
Agree. Just stupid. Lochloosa Jun 19 #2
Stupid Doc Sportello Jun 19 #3
It's so goddamn stupid, just like those jackasses who threw soup at paintings, only worse sakabatou Jun 19 #4
Do these morons really think this will help their cause? nt MarineCombatEngineer Jun 19 #5
Well they are morons... sheshe2 Jun 19 #6
They do it because they can't deal with the world. nt BootinUp Jun 20 #14
It's not about helping any cause. It's about "LOOK AT ME" JI7 Jun 20 #20
Winning hearts and minds. RandySF Jun 19 #7
Waiting for the usual apologists to show up... AZSkiffyGeek Jun 20 #8
I find the "cue the wrong thinking people who disagree with my correct POV" posts to be a bit orange stonehengish elias7 Jun 20 #11
rather depends on the abject level of stupidity. stopdiggin Jun 20 #15
Effing Morons Hekate Jun 20 #9
While I agree ForgedCrank Jun 20 #10
stone is a pretty 'porous' material stopdiggin Jun 20 #17
Why would I ForgedCrank Jun 20 #29
Though it actually would have damaged rare lichens if it had rained muriel_volestrangler Jun 20 #38
You might have noticed that... Think. Again. Jun 20 #22
I did ForgedCrank Jun 20 #28
Holy s***! Rhiannon12866 Jun 20 #12
A psychiatric examination might be called for. nt BootinUp Jun 20 #13
Maybe all this outrage should be reserved denvine Jun 20 #16
After all, we're talking about it. rubbersole Jun 20 #19
I can hate both kcr Jun 20 #25
Well said. n/t Xavier Breath Jun 20 #32
Yeah, their strategy is not working, that's the issue. BannonsLiver Jun 20 #40
Don't mess with the old nature gods and the dead. Show respect. betsuni Jun 20 #18
Ug. This hurts the cause of addressing climate change. SunSeeker Jun 20 #21
K&R for exposure. Think. Again. Jun 20 #23
dear vandals, next time please choose a target that has something to do with what you're protesting eShirl Jun 20 #24
"Oil" paintings may be on their list... yagotme Jun 20 #31
They already had by the time you posted - private jets - but it doesn't get the same publicity muriel_volestrangler Jun 20 #37
All publicity is good. Srkdqltr Jun 20 #26
I'm done with these attacks! newdayneeded Jun 20 #27
They're hurting the cause Johnny2X2X Jun 20 #30
I have to ask myself why? dclarston13 Jun 20 #33
The attack was a couple of days before summer solstice. yagotme Jun 20 #34
A quick survey of the responses here (on Democratic Underground, for Pete's sake) Ron Green Jun 20 #35
Using climate change to justify vandalism. Buns_of_Fire Jun 20 #36
Here's a small thing you can do to stop climate change Deep State Witch Jun 20 #39
Put these people in prison. boston bean Jun 20 #41
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