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Wednesday, 04 October 2023
Environment activists throw cake on Madame Tussauds waxwork of King Charles
King Charles III - Photo. The Royal Family's official Twitter account

Two environmentalist activists on Monday (Oct 24) threw cake into the face of King Charles's waxwork at London's Madame Tussauds.

Video footage posted on social media showed two protesters wearing Just Stop Oil T-shirts throwing “chocolate cake” in the King's face where the British royal family members’ waxworks are exhibited.

Madame Tussauds said: "At approximately 10.50am today (24 Oct), protestors entered the 'World Stage' Zone at Madame Tussauds London and appeared to throw what is believed to be cake at our figures of The Royal Family."

"Our security team dealt with the incident quickly and we are working closely with the Metropolitan Police on this matter. The attraction remains open, with our Royal Family set closed temporarily."

The PA news agency reported the protesters were calling for the government to halt all new oil and gas licences and consents, according to the BBC.

Ellie McFadden, 20, from Glasgow, said: "We are here because we seek to protect our freedoms and rights, because we seek to protect this green and pleasant land which is the inheritance of us all.

"Last year, at [climate change conference] Cop26 in Glasgow, Queen Elizabeth said: 'The time for words has moved to the time for action."'

Ms McFadden added: "The science is clear. The demand is simple: just stop new oil and gas. It's a piece of cake."

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The King had planned to travel to Egypt for Cop27, but has since cancelled plans to do so after it was claimed former prime minister Liz Truss warned him against attending.

The Just Stop Oil members have been staging various protestive action across the city for the past weeks, mostly blocking the roads, gluing themselves on the road. They demand from the British government to stop new oil and gas licenses and consents.

Activists from the same group earlier threw soup on Van Gogh's Sunflowers in the National Gallery, and closed the Dartford Bridge for almost two days after climbing the structure.​​​​​​​