Fish Vigil Nets 28 Arrests In London

Great Britain seems to be a hopping place for animal rights activists. First, a turkey funeral in Brighton. Now a vigil for fish at a fish market in London.

200 demonstrators from the animal rights group Animal Riot shut down the principle entrance to Billingsgate Fish Market in the early hours of December 7, according to an article in

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Visitors to the market were prevented from entering for an hour as the protestors blocked the entrance, including one activist who glued themselves to the entrance.

A tweet from Animal Riot said, “So many right here, right here for the fishes, for the 1000’s in the market, dead or dying, for the trillions killed this yr.” # friendsnotfood.

They added: ‘Each fish has a narrative, and you already know whenever you’re close to, everybody deserves freedom, that’s the explanation we’re right here.’

“The mass volunteer motion calls for that ‘the federal government finish the harmful animal farming and fishing industries, and lead a transition to a simply, sustainable plant-based meals system,” said the article.

The protest led to 28 arrests. On the group’s twitter web page following the demonstration, Animal Riot added,  “It’s fairly wild the variety of police you may get to show up at 5: 30am whenever you maintain a peaceable vigil at a fish market to acknowledge essentially the most uncared for of all our fellow earthlings.”


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