This is the moment two Just Stop Oil eco-zealots are tackled by security as they attempt to enter a dinosaur exhibit at a museum.
Two protesters were tackled as they entered the ‘Dippy the Dinosaur’ display at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum in Coventry.
Footage posted by the protest group shows Daniel Knorr, 21, and Victoria Lindsell, 67, climb over a low metal barrier before being tackled to the ground by staff in high-vis jackets.
he pair were subsequently led away in handcuffs by West Midlands Police officers.
It is understood they were intending to spray paint the dinosaur exhibit before being thwarted by security.
One staff member is shown seizing Mr Knorr’s rucksack, while another tackles Ms Lindsell and shouts: ‘Stop it, stop it now. Do you understand?’
The demonstrators both remove jumpers to reveal white Just Stop Oil t-shirts before they are removed.
A spokesman for West Midlands Police confirmed two people were arrested in the museum at around 10am on suspicion of conspiracy to cause criminal damage.
The force added that ‘two large bags of dry paint were also seized by officers’ and that ‘protest liaison officers’ are still at the scene to ‘keep people safe and limit disruption to a minimum’.
A spokesperson for Just Stop Oil said: ‘Two supporters of Just Stop Oil were arrested at the Herbert Museum in Coventry this morning whilst demanding that the government stop all new UK fossil fuel projects and calling on employees and directors of UK cultural institutions to join in civil resistance against the government’s genocidal policies.’
Ms Lindsell, an English language teacher from Leamington, Warwickshire, said she felt ‘forced’ to take part in the ‘civil resistance’ action because ‘nothing else has moved our genocidal Government to act for the welfare of all’.
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