An irritated security guard has been caught on camera pushing vegan activists out of McDonald’s on London Road, Brighton as they staged their third protest there.
A DxE Brighton protester was convicted in September of criminal damage after throwing fake blood over the walls, furniture and ordering machines there in May.
During this protest on Saturday night, activists simply unfurled a sign and chanted “it’s not food, it’s violence” over and over again.
But the security guard was determined to make them leave, and the video shows him shoving first the two men and then the women out of the fast food restaurant.
One of the men tells the guard he’s not allowed to touch them, and later one of the women tells him that he’s being filmed, but he continues until all of them are outside.
As the guard pulls one of the men along the floor after he sits down, the woman filming says he is being “extremely violent”, adding: “He definitely has a lot of pent up anger.”
Customers watching the drama unfold seem unperturbed, and at one point, one replies to the chanting by saying: “It tastes lovely!”
A DxE spokeswoman said: “It is no surprise that when attempting to peacefully disrupt violence towards innocent animals, we are met with so much aggression and violence.
“We will keep returning to places that objectify animals and take their rights from them until they get protection under law and the justice they deserve.”
A police spokeswoman said: “Police were called to a report of a group of seven vegan activists protesting in McDonald’s in London Road, Brighton, just before 8pm on Saturday (November 9).
“When officers arrived they had left the store. There were no offences reported.”