Two environmentalists sprayed paint on the famous prehistoric monument of Stonehenge

Two environmentalists sprayed paint on the famous prehistoric monument of Stonehenge
Two environmentalists sprayed paint on the famous prehistoric monument of Stonehenge

Two activists from the environmental organization Just Stop Oil were arrested on Wednesday for spraying paint on the monoliths of the famous British prehistoric site of Stonehenge.

Two activists from the environmental organization Just Stop Oil were arrested on Wednesday for spraying paint on the monoliths of the famous British prehistoric site of Stonehenge, the police and the environmental defense group itself announced.

The Wilshire police, in the southwest of England, reported in a statement that arrested two suspects, while Just Stop Oilwhich calls for an end to the exploitation of fossil fuels, claimed responsibility for the action, ensuring that the powder paint used “will soon disappear in the rain.”

A video circulating on social media shows two men running towards the huge stones that They form a circle at the prehistoric site in southwestern Englandspraying the monoliths with orange dust, while some people try to stop them.

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“Officers went to the scene and arrested two people suspected of damaging the monument”reported the police, when the site prepares to receive thousands of visitors during the summer solstice.

The substance “will soon disappear with the rainbut not the urgent need for effective government action to mitigate the catastrophic consequences of the climate and ecological crisis“, stated the environmental organization in X.

Built in stages between approximately 3000 and 2300 BC, Stonehenge is one of the most important prehistoric megalithic monuments in the world due to its size, sophisticated plan and architectural precision.

Their standing stoneswhich form a mysterious circles set, attract thousands of people every year. For this reason, the renowned prehistoric site has been declared Heritage of humanity by unesco.

British Conservative Prime Minister Rishi Sunak denounced “a shameful act of vandalism against one of the oldest and most important monuments in the United Kingdom and the world.”

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The government must take action for two years against the harsh actions of the organization, which has attacked works of artha sports competitions interrupted or interrupted shows.

Because of this, the conservative government has tightened the law on the right to demonstrate in an attempt to prevent the actions of this groupfounded in February 2022, which calls for the end of the exploitation of fossil energies before 2030.

 
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