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Three protestors arrested at Chelsea Flower Shop

Three supporters of Just Stop Oil have thrown orange paint over The RBC Brewin Dolphin Garden at Chelsea Flower Show, as actions in the capital continue in their fifth week.

Officers responded to the incident at Chelsea Flower Show this morning (25 May). 

Three people were arrested at the scene on suspicion of criminal damage in connection with a Just Stop Oil protest.

The Metropolitan Police Service stated that enquiries are ongoing.

At around 9:00am, the three women stepped over the rope barrier, walked into the middle of the show garden designed by Paul Hervey-Brookes, and threw the contents of several packets of orange powder paint across the flowers and hard landscaping.

One of them said “What use is a garden if you can’t eat?” 

Cries of dismay could be heard from the public, though this later changed to applause and cries of “well done“.

Today’s action comes after five weeks of continued civil resistance by supporters of Just Stop Oil slowly marching around London’s streets.

Just Stop Oil stated: “The disruption is in response to the government’s plans to licence over 100 new oil and gas projects by 2025.”

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