Hundreds of Extinction Rebellion (XR) protesters marched through London in a protest aimed at the British press.
Six activists have been arrested after dumping seven tonnes of horse manure outside the offices of the Daily Mail in central London.
Environmental activists say a small number of billionaires control the vast majority of UK newspapers and are little more than establishment spokespersons who have failed to take climate change seriously.
XR Co-founder Dr Gail Bradbook told Sky News: “When the power of the press is in the hands of too few, we don’t have a functioning democracy.
“This is a serious problem. We are running out of time and the press is not holding the government to account.”
XR protesters, who held huge papier-mâché heads of Rupert Murdoch, Lord Rothermere, Baron Evegeny Lebedev and Sir Frederick Barclay, were joined by protesters from Black lives matter and LGBT + activists.
Their peaceful march took them from Parliament Square and along the south side of the Thames, ending at The Shard building, home of Mr Murdoch’s News UK.
News UK headlines include The Sun and The Times, among others.
Activist Gully Bujak told Sky News that XR is not advocating shutting down the press but insisting that the concentration of ownership among a few wealthy men be changed.
In September 2020, XR activists used huge bamboo structures to disrupt printing presses and the distribution of several national publications.
Boris Johnson has expressed concern over the attempt to limit public access to information.
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