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London Climate Protesters Hilariously Lose Control of Hose Spewing 'Fake Blood'

London Climate Protesters Hilariously Lose Control of Hose Spewing 'Fake Blood'
Extinction Rebellion climate activists stand on a fire engine outside the Treasury building in London, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. Climate activists sprayed hundreds of liters (gallons) of fake blood on the British government building, hoping to underscore the damage humans are causing to the planet. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

They held another climate protest in London — the second in less than two weeks — and things did not quite go according to plan.

The protest was put on by the group Extinction Rebellion, which wants to shut down the planet NOW before it’s too late. It makes one wonder how they’re going to get to their protests if there are no cars to take them?

No matter, they’re on a roll.

The protesters were planning to spray the British Treasury Building with about 500 gallons of fake blood. What happened next was hilarious.

The Hill:

Standing on top of a decommissioned fire engine parked in front of the British Treasury, the group aimed to drench the structure to make a statement about the country’s messaging on climate change, The Washington Post reports.

But three seconds into executing their plot, protesters lost control of the hose, causing the 475 gallons of liquid colored by red food dye to end up on the street and the sidewalk.

Despite the failed plan, the members of Extinction Rebellion remained on the fire truck, which displayed a sign reading “STOP FUNDING CLIMATE DEATH” and waited for police to come and arrest them.

The protesters were later escorted away from the scene by authorities, and a Metropolitan Police spokesman told BBC News that three men and one woman were arrested on suspicion of criminal damage.

I know I’m old-fashioned and not very hip, but what’s the significance of the fake blood anyway?

If we’re all going to die due to climate change, wouldn’t we roast to death? Or, given how wrong these hysterics have been so far, freeze to death? I don’t see where there’d be a lot of blood spilled — unless people go mad with rage and take it out on the climate protesters.

It seems to me they’ve sort of mixed their metaphors up a little.

I suppose the protesters couldn’t very well have taken a flamethrower to the Treasury Building. And spraying liquid nitrogen or something would have been ruinously expensive. But no self-respecting climate hysteric could put up with the incompetence of losing control of a fire hose and spraying fake blood all over the place. It’s like a scene out of the Keystone Cops.

The Extinction Rebellion have become laughing-stocks. Their only problem might be: what do they do for an encore?

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