Just Stop Oil activists arrested in Madame Tussaud’s after smearing waxwork of King Charles III with cake

Just Stop Oil activists arrested in Madame Tussaud's after smearing waxwork of King Charles III with cake

Image of Just Stop Oil activists in Madame Tussaud's. Credit: Twitter@JustStop_Oil

Just Stop Oil activists entered Madame Tussaud’s in London and vandalised a waxwork of King Charles III by smearing it with chocolate cake.

In a blatant act of vandalism, two Just Stop Oil activists today, Monday, October 24, managed to enter Madame Tussaud’s in London and throw chocolate cake over a waxwork of King Charles III.

Video footage posted on their Twitter profile showed two people approaching the waxwork display before removing their tops to expose white t-shirts. They then proceeded to smear the cake all over the King, with some also landing on the Princess of Wales. The wax models of the Royals are believed to have cost in the region of £200,000 to make.

The perpetrators were named by Just Stop Oil as 20-year-old Glaswegian, Eilidh McFadden, and 29-year-old painter and decorator, Tom Johnson, from Sunderland. “The science is clear. The demand is simple: just stop new oil and gas. It’s a piece of cake”, they said.

Met Police officers were quickly on the scene to arrest them for criminal damage and take both activists into custody. Last May, McFadden was one of a group of 20 people who protested at the Nustar Clydebank oil terminal near Glasgow, where they blocked the entrance.

Yesterday, Sunday, October 23, four of the group’s protestors were arrested after they glued themselves to the iconic Abbey Road zebra crossing in London.


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