Hollywood actress Emma Thompson received an unpleasant surprise when she and other activists illegal protested on a British farmer’s field.
Here’s the report from The UK Daily Mail:
“Thompson received a brutal surprise when, while illegally protesting on a farmer’s field earmarked for fracking, she and her flunkies got sprayed with manure.
“The incident reportedly occurred in the English borough of Lancashire this Wednesday, when Thompson and her sister, 2014 ‘Celebrity Masterchef’ winner Sophie, tried to film some silly ‘Frack Off Bake Off’ parody video on the farmer’s property.
“But this afternoon the landowner, who leases the contested patch of land to fracking company Cuadrilla, drove his muck spreader in the circles around the demonstrating group.”
Local authorities soon showed up, but certainly not to arrest the farmer. Instead they asked Ms. Thompson to explain why she broke the law by trespassing on the farmer’s land.
Here’s how she responded:
“I’ve been aware of this issue for a while with my work with Greenpeace and it came to a head for me when David Cameron went to the Paris Climate Conference and signed on the protocol and then on the sly at Christmas, when nobody was looking, gave the nod to 200 fracking sites in Britain.”
She’s lucky she was trespassing in Britain. If she trespassed on an American farmer’s land, she may have faced a property owner defending his rights with something a little stronger and more dangerous than manure.
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