Climate activist ‘pours human faeces’ on Captain Sir Tom Moore memorial in protest over private jets | UK News
Footage appears to show a climate activist dumping human excrement on a memorial to Captain Sir Tom Moore.
The 21-year-old woman in the video – described as a former medical student named Maddie – is wearing a T-shirt that reads: “End UK Private Jets.”
She took aim at a life-sized memorial to Sir Tom in Thistley Meadow, Derbyshire, and the clip drew condemnation online.
Austin Cox, who donated the memorial to Thistley Meadow, said: “We will be hunting Maddie for vandalism. We will work with police to make sure this is done as far as possible.”
In a separate video posted on a Twitter account linked to End UK Private Jets, Maddie said: “People will say he’s a hero. People will say this is deeply disrespectful, obscene to his life and the NHS he supports, and I agree.
“I’m studying to be a doctor because I believe in taking care of people.”
She goes on to argue that the health care system is being forced to collapse — as is the climate.
“We are running out of food, money, water, people to work and medicine – and in the meantime, mass fish deaths, mass epidemics, mass deaths,” she said.
The activist went on to claim that, every time a private jet takes off over the UK, “it dumps a bucket of water and blood on all the stuff that Captain Tom has done”.
She appears to be from the same advocacy group that disrupted the Laver Cup tennis tournament at the O2 Arena in London last month.
An objector seems to accidentally burn his arm before Roger Federer’s last professional match.
According to End UK Private Jets, the 20-year-old man involved in that incident was later released from custody with a £180 fine for more serious trespassing.
Sir Tom’s memorial has been targeted before. Late last year, “IRA” was spray-painted onto the sculpture.
Sir Tom, who walked 100 laps in his garden before his 100th birthday to raise more than £32 million for the NHS, died at Bedford Hospital in February 2021 after testing positive for the virus. COVID-19.
He was knighted by the Queen in recognition of his efforts.