Indian-origin man among 2 arrested for spraying Stonehenge orange

The UK police on Wednesday arrested two people, including an Indian-origin man, for spraying an orange substance on Stonehenge, the renowned prehistoric UNESCO World Heritage Site in England.

Rajan Naidu, 73, an environmental activist, is a member of Just Stop Oil, a group notorious for its disruptive protests.

Videos on social media showed Naidu and other activists, wearing ‘Just Stop Oil’ branded T-shirts, spraying orange powder paint on the megalithic standing stones. They were demanding the next British government to legally commit to phasing out fossil fuels by 2030.

Along with Naidu, the police also arrested Niamh Lynch, a 21-year-old student, according to the environmental group.

While ‘Just Stop Oil’ claimed that the paint sprayed was “orange cornflour” and would soon wash away with the rain, said experts managing the heritage site are probing “the extent of the damage”, according to a report by AFP.

Published By:

Rishabh Sharma

Published On:

Jun 19, 2024

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