In London (England), 29 years old woman arrested by police for her action throwing a custard on one of government employees. The victim was Peter Mandelson, the Business Secretary for British. The act was a protest against the expansion of London’s Heathrow Airport. Plane Stupid, a group that opposes airport expansion and aviation-related climate change, identified her as protester Leila Deen.
“It’s not right that someone like Peter Mandelson can stand up and talk about being green,” Deen said. “The only thing green about Peter Mandelson is the slime coursing through his veins.”
The woman went to a police station in central London by arrangement on Saturday, and has been released on bail. She has not been charged, but is scheduled to return at a later date in April.
Deen disguised the custard in a disposable coffee cup with a lid. “It was a grave decision that I had to take to highlight this, but we cannot have people like Peter Mandelson standing by and being applauded for his actions on climate change when he’s agreed to the third runway and bullied others into that,” she added.
“She was so busy throwing what seemed like green soup or something in my face that she failed to tell me what the protest was about,” Mandelson said, adding that he wanted to get on with his meeting “and not bother too much with adolescent protests.”