Diners enjoying a meal at a Brazilian barbecue restaurant have been confronted by vegan protesters who stormed the Perth eatery.
About a dozen protesters disrupted the diners at Lapa Brazilian Barbecue in the targeted protest live-streamed to Facebook on Sunday evening.
Video showed the Direct Action Everywhere protesters standing in the middle of the restaurant holding signs reading: “did your food have a face?”.
Some diners ignore the commotion and continue to eat their food while a protester yells into a megaphone in an attempt to spread an animal rights message.
“It’s not food, it’s violence,” the protesters are heard chanting.
A staff member then approaches the protesters and attempts to kick them out of the restaurant.
“Seriously get out, you’re ruining everybody’s dinner,” the exasperated staff member says.
The protesters continue to chant as somebody else yells, “get out”.
Another man walks up to a protester and tells them to “f*** off” as activists repeatedly say: “Animals do not want to die”.
He then storms up to a protester and rips the megaphone from his hands before walking out of the restaurant.
A distressed activist then yells at the diners: “Think of the animals who suffered”.
“Their whole lives they have been suffering. Their whole lives inside factory farms for a few moments of your taste pleasure,” she screams.
The group is escorted from the restaurant as they continue to chant.
The video divided opinion on Facebook, with some praising the protesters while others criticised them for storming the restaurant.
“This is so embarrassing. One step forward, three backwards for the animals,” one said.
“Animals are food full stop,” a second argued.
However, a third commented: “Good for you guys”.
The Lapa Brazilian Barbecue restaurant did not wish to comment on the incident when contacted by Yahoo News Australia.
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