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Just Stop Oil ruin Chelsea Flower Show exhibit with orange paint

Three people have been arrested following the protest

Just Stop Oil has wreaked havoc on a garden at the Chelsea Flower Show in their latest eco-protest.

Activists threw orange paint over an exhibit at the iconic London event.

The Metropolitan Police said three people were arrested on suspicion of criminal damage.

In a statement, Just Stop Oil confirmed three women had thrown paint over the RBC Brewin Dolphin Garden, designed by Paul Hervey-Brookes, after stepping over a rope barrier at 9am on Thursday.

One of the Just Stop Oil activists said: “What use is a garden when you can’t grow food?

“I live in a small town that has flooded five times in the last eight years.

“Dirty sewage-filled flood water, pouring into homes, classrooms, and gardens.

“Then the heat came, and parched moorland burnt, a stray spark from a barbecue causing huge fires

“We all know that we can’t carry on like this. We can’t tend the garden and ignore the world on fire.

“New oil and gas will destroy everything we love.”

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