Campaigners have disrupted a debate in the British House of Commons to demand attention to what they called “the elephant in the room,” aka climate change.
Eleven activists took off their clothes in the public gallery of the parliament and turned their back on the politicians. Two of them had painted their bodies completely gray and were wearing elephant masks.
Labor Member of Parliament Mr Peter Kyle, who was speaking at the time, was able to laugh about it. He joked about the “naked truth” when his fellow MPs’ attention shifted to what was happening behind the glass screen.
The police arrested the activists who are part of the ‘Extinction Rebellion’ group. They claim to take non-violent action and commit civil disobedience in the fight against climate change.
Politician Ms Andrea Jenkyns, an ardent Brexit supporter, responded: “and yet they claim that Brexiteers are extremists. I don’t take off my clothes, not even for Brexit. What a crazy world.”