Bristol man, 21, charged in connection with McDonald’s animal rights protest –

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Bristol man, 21, charged in connection with McDonald’s animal rights protest – fr


A Bristol man has been charged after animal rights protesters blocked off a McDonald’s distribution center over the weekend.
Animal Rebellion used trucks and bamboo structures at distribution sites in Hemel Hempstead, Basingstoke, Coventry and Heywood, in Greater Manchester, to prevent trucks from leaving depots on Saturday 22 May.

It is estimated that around 100 people took part in the protests and up to 1,900 trucks were disrupted.

McDonald’s has dropped its planned Monday discounted offers and some other specials in the wake of the protests.

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The charges against the Bristol man relate to an “aggravated trespass” at the Basingstoke facility.

Sidney Davies, 21, of Chessel Street will appear in Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on June 10.

Eight people in total were charged with aggravated trespassing.

A Hampshire Police spokesperson confirmed that people had been arrested for aggravated trespassing, as well as for “surveying or assaulting a house or place to compel abstention or the performance of a legal act, a violation of the Trade Unions and Labor Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 ”. .

Those that are also billed include:

  • Jennifer D’Netto, 51 ans, de Rothwell Road, Malvern Wells, Worcestershire
  • Kiera Ilett-Jones, 24 ans, d’Albemarle Road, Beckenham, Kent
  • Elizabeth Flynn, 32 ans
  • Rose Patterson, 31
  • Adam Haigh, 21, with no fixed address
  • Bethany Croakin, 25, and Jasmine Maslen, 18, both with no fixed address


McDonalds trucks backed up outside a McDonalds distribution site in Hemel Hempstead

Hampshire Police Chief Inspector Matt Reeves said: ‘Everyone has the right to freedom of speech and protest, however officers will take the necessary action against the few who deliberately choose to ‘act outside the law. ”

Hertfordshire Police said six people were also arrested on suspicion of aggravated trespassing, criminal damage and intimidating behavior.

Animal Rebellion demands that McDonald’s commit to going all-plant by 2025.

Organization spokesperson James Ozden said protests in Coventry and Heywood voluntarily ended at 10 a.m. and 4 a.m. on Sunday, respectively.

Mr Ozden said the action was aimed at criticizing the animal agriculture industry for its role in the global climate crisis.

A spokesperson for McDonald’s in the UK said on Sunday its distribution centers had reopened and were back on duty to deliver to its restaurants.

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