史上最强抗议:英国老太开坦克到卡梅伦家抗议

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2015-9-14 10:37

Vivienne Westwood drives tank to Cameron's home in fracking protest
英国老太开坦克到卡梅伦家抗议 绰号“西太后“


这不是演习!英国时尚天后薇薇安·魏斯伍德上周五开着坦克,直奔首相卡梅伦位于约克郡的私人住宅,抗议使用"液压破碎法"开采页岩气破坏环境。

绰号“西太后“魏斯伍德(Vivienne Westwood)现年74岁,将庞克风引入主流时尚,拥有自己的服装品牌。她宣称:“是时候在英国发动政变了!卡梅伦图谋老百姓拱手交出自家土地,承受页岩气开采。英国人别无选择,必须反击。“

Used to sticking two fingers up at the establishment, Vivienne Westwood has driven a tank to David Cameron’s constituency home in a protest against fracking.

The fashion designer took up the position usually reserved for the tank’s gunner on top of the vehicle’s turret as it made its way through Witney to the prime minister’s home in Chadlington, Oxfordshire, to carry out a fake “chemical attack“ on Friday.

She said: “Cameron accuses foreign leaders such as President Gaddafi and President Assad of supposedly using chemicals on their own people as a justification for regime change.

“But he is doing precisely that here in Britain by forcing toxic, life-threatening fracking chemicals on his own people against the advice of his own chief scientist.

“It’s time for regime change in Britain. Cameron plans to force householders to surrender their land and endure fracking underneath their homes. Britons no longer have any choice but to fight back.“

The protest was in response to last month’s announcement by the government that it would offer licences for fracking in 27 locations in Yorkshire, the north-west and the east Midlands. Westwood condemned the decision as undemocratic and said that Cameron was guilty of nimbyism for exempting his own constituency from the controversial method of extracting gas from deep beneath the ground.

The prime minister was in Leeds at the time of the protest, creating headlines of his own with an off-the-cuff comment about Yorkshire people.

Fracking involves blasting dense shale rock with a mixture of sand, water and chemicals, opening up tiny fissures in the rock to release microscopic bubbles of methane gas trapped within, which can then be gathered at the surface.

Some fracking operations in the US have been associated with pollution and it has caused minor earth tremors in the UK, but proponents argue that it will create a new indigenous gas source for the country.(The guardian)