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Just Stop Oil Vandalizes Stonehenge with Orange Spray: Activists Arrested

Just Stop Oil Vandalizes Stonehenge with Orange Spray: Activists Arrested

Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer Condemn ‘Disgraceful’ Act as Two Activists are Arrested

Two Just Stop Oil activists have been arrested after vandalizing Stonehenge with orange spray on the eve of the summer solstice.

The activists, identified by the group as Niamh Lynch, 21, and 73-year-old Rajan Naidu, were caught on camera spraying the ancient stone circle near Salisbury around 11 am on Wednesday.

A spokesman for Wiltshire Police stated, “Officers attended the scene and arrested two people on suspicion of damaging the ancient monument. Our inquiries are ongoing, and we are working closely with English Heritage.”

Just Stop Oil, advocating for a legally binding treaty to phase out fossil fuels by 2030, claimed the substance used was a washable orange cornflower. An English Heritage spokesman remarked, “This is extremely upsetting, and our curators are investigating the extent of the damage. Stonehenge remains open to the public.”

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak denounced the act as “disgraceful,” emphasizing the importance of preserving one of the UK's and the world's oldest monuments. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer criticized Just Stop Oil, calling the group “pathetic.”

In response, a spokesman for Just Stop Oil defended their actions, stating, “Continuing to burn coal, oil, and gas will result in the death of millions. We have to come together to defend humanity or we risk everything.”


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