Animal Rebellion activists are slammed as ‘morons’ after they share footage of them pouring MILK all over Harrods’ floor as social media users say their anti-dairy protests in supermarkets only hurt low-wage workers who have to clear it up
- Twitter users have hit out at Animal Rebellion after the group were ‘wasteful’
- The group have been accused of only hurting ‘low-wage workers’ and cleaners
- Animal Rebellion have staged protests in dairy aisles across London and Bristol
Vegan activists have been slammed for hurting ‘poorer workers’ after tipping milk all over the floor of Harrods.
Animal Rebellion, which is an off-shoot of Extinction Rebellion, poured the milk out of cartons in a protest against the dairy industry.
Twitter users were quick to point out that the protestors were only making ‘a mess for the cleaners to clean up’ and making it ‘dangerous for disabled customers’.
One twitter user said: ‘You didn’t hurt the dairy industry here, you gave them a large new order.
‘You hurt the workers at the store (who may be punished for the cost of the new order), you hurt poor and food insecure customers, you made it dangerous for disabled customers.
Members of Animal Rebellion, which is an off-shoot of Extinction Rebellion, staged the protest against the dairy industy
The group poured the milk out the cartons one-by-one, and a woman (pictured) can be heard saying, ‘why are you doing this? It’s disgusting’
‘What is wrong with you?’
Another said: ‘Why do you clowns always make trouble for the working classes, never you’re own?
‘You’ve just made an awful mess that the cleaners will take ages to clean for some ridiculous message no one cares about but a tiny handful of people, mostly toffs like you.’
American actor Travis Wester was also involved in the online backlash, telling Animal Rebellion, ‘the next time you want to virtue signal with perfectly good food, I suggest you use it to feed the hungry’.
In the video, the group are seen walking up to the milk section of the Food Hall in Harrods before pouring the milk out of the cartons onto the floor one-by-one.
Members of the group resist security removing them, with a number of people needed to physically remove the activists from the store.
A woman in the background can be heard saying, ‘why are you doing this? It’s disgusting’.
Animal Rebellion also occupied ‘ The Cheese Room’ at a Waitrose store and other dairy aisles in London and Bristol.
Twitter users heavily criticised with the protestors actions, saying that it is down to ‘low-wage workers’ to clean up
Beau King Houston, one of the protestors at Harrods, said: ‘We took this action in Harrods to show that we won’t stand by as unsustainable, destructive industries wreak havoc on lives across the globe.
‘Harrods is a symbol of the broken system we are living in.
‘A system that ignores the needs and prosperity of everyone, in favour of politicians and their friends in business, but they could also be part of the transition to a better future.’
American actor Travis Wester was also involved in the backlash, telling Animal Rebellion, ‘the next time you want to virtue signal with perfectly good food, I suggest you use it to feed the hungry’
Security had to forcefully remove the protestors, who chose Harrods to protest in as the luxury department store as ‘it is a symbol of the broken system we are living in’
A Harrods spokesperson told the Standard at the time of the protest: ‘We are aware that five individuals staged a minor protest yesterday in the Harrods Food Halls.
‘The individuals were swiftly escorted out of the store and no further action was taken.’