London police order hundreds of vegan meals for arrested Extinction Rebellion protesters – Totally Vegan Buzz

London police order hundreds of vegan meals for arrested Extinction Rebellion protesters

London police order hundreds of vegan meals for arrested Extinction Rebellion protesters
Image: Image Credit: Met Office Police & Extinction Rebellion Facebook

London’s Metropolitan Police has catered to hundreds of arrested Extinction Rebellion protesters this week, ensuring there are plant based options available behind bars for vegan activists. 

Two weeks of protests across the capital have brought parts of the city to a standstill and led to more than 1,400 arrests. 

Though Extinction Rebellion is not exclusively a vegan organisation, many of the climate conscious protesters do stick to a plant based diet, and the Met managed to meet requirements. 

The police force revealed it ordered in a record amount of vegan meals after it ran out of vegan options.

‘Plenty for everyone’

In a video posted on the Met’s social media, Inspector Smith said: “Well everyone knows we ran a bit low last time so this time we’ve got plenty.

“In fact, yesterday, a pallet load of vegan food was delivered, so we’ve got plenty for everyone.’

And following the video, a spokesperson for the Met told the MailOnline: “Record numbers of vegan meals are being used in our cells.”

Protests

The protests are designed to raise awareness of global warming and demand action from world leaders over the climate crisis. 

Activists have blocked off bridges, roads and set up tents across London and in other protests around the world. 

One activist glued himself to a British Airways flight in protest. The man, revealed as Paralympic cyclist James Brown, mounted a plane at London City Airport, and a video was live streamed by the group. 

The group’s dedicated animal rights section Animal Rebellion camped out at London’s largest meat market, Smithfield, to protest against the meat industry. 

Activists blockaded the market and filled the usual meat stalls with fruit and vegetables to support the message that ‘beef is grief’.

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Published by Oli Gross

Oli’s career and personal ethical values both help shape his reporting of the diverse world of veganism. His background is in local newspaper and magazine journalism, and his work has included reporting court cases, celebrity interviews, business analysis, food and drink features and government legislation.

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