Vegan activist on trial after 'bloody' protest inside McDonald's

A vegan activist who walked into a McDonald’s restaurant with protesters wearing pig and chicken masks while red “blood” was thrown around is standing trial.

Up to 20 activists held signs and chanted through a megaphone as they “overwhelmed” security at the Brighton branch of the fast food chain in the UK on May 17.

More activists gathered outside court in support of Dylan Roffey, who is standing trial in connection with the incident earlier this year.

Vegan activist Dylan Roffey wearing a pig mask during a protest in a McDonald's on May 17 where red 'blood' was thrown around. Source: DxeBrighton/PA Wire

Roffey, 24, is charged with criminal damage and resisting a police officer and denies the offences.

McDonald’s assistant manager Robert Frost, who was in charge of the restaurant on the evening the incident occurred, told Brighton Magistrates’ Court that between 10 and 20 protesters had arrived about 7.30pm.

Dylan Roffey was allegedly part of a group of activists who staged a protest in McDonald's. Source: DxeBrighton/PA Wire

“They overwhelmed security,” he said.

“One of them had a loudspeaker chanting slogans about how there is animals being killed and they began throwing red paint, to show blood, across the premises.”

The case continues.

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