Chelsea Flower Show: Protest Ignites Fierce Exchange

Just Stop Oil Spokesperson and Nick Ferrari Clash over Protest Tactics

Chelsea Flower Show recently saw Just Stop Oil protestors hurling orange paint onto a garden, leading to a fiery debate between their spokesperson Zoe Cohen and LBC radio presenter Nick Ferrari. The crux of their exchange revolved around the protesters’ methods and the perceived public response.

Cohen clarified that they used “bio-degradable cornstarch made with vegan food colouring,” dismissing the incident as an attack. She described it as “a desperate peaceful plea for help,” which Ferrari promptly refuted citing forthcoming criminal charges.

Ferrari insisted that the public is “absolutely appalled” by such stunts, an assertion Cohen firmly denied. The argument culminated in Ferrari condemning the group for losing public support and accusing them of being “at odds with the public.”

Post the event, Met Police confirmed the arrest of three suspects on charges of criminal damage. This protest continues the pattern set by the group last month at the World Snooker Championship in Sheffield, demonstrating their commitment to campaigning against new fossil fuel projects in the UK.

Key Highlights:

  • Just Stop Oil protestors used orange paint to disrupt the Chelsea Flower Show.
  • Spokesperson Zoe Cohen and radio presenter Nick Ferrari engaged in a heated discussion post the event.
  • Met Police confirmed three arrests for suspected criminal damage.

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