Dozens of vegans storm a steakhouse and ruin people’s dinners in protest against eating meat – but run away scared when the police are called
- Vegan activists stormed a Queensland steakhouse to protest the meat industry
- The Black Hide Steakhouse in Brisbane was the target for the animal rights group
- Protesters held up signs and repeated the chant – ‘it’s not food it’s violence’
- The protest was part of a global movement by Direct Action Everywhere
Vegan activists have stormed into a Queensland restaurant as part of a protest against the meat industry.
Protesters held up signs and repeated the chant ‘it’s not food it’s violence’ in the middle of the Black Hide Steakhouse in Brisbane at the weekend.
The protest was part of a global movement by activist group Direct Action Everywhere.
Protesters held up signs and repeated the chant- ‘it’s not food it’s violence’ in the middle of the Black Hide Steakhouse in Brisbane at the weekend
The group live-streamed the protest to Facebook, urging animal rights supporters to share the video and spread their message.
‘We’re at a steakhouse to disrupt normalised violence,’ the woman filming the video said.
‘We have around 25 dedicated animal rights activists standing in solidarity for animals that are needlessly slaughtered for food.
‘We have the choice to end violence with our dollar and in 2020 there is no longer an excuse to pay for someone else’s suffering.’
The diners appeared uncomfortable as the group stood in the middle of the restaurant chanting and holding their signs.
Others stood out the front of the steakhouse confronting those who entered the restaurant with their message against meat.
The group are well known for their activities in Western Australia, where they have held several marches and protested outside abattoirs and butchers shops near Perth.
Direct Action Everywhere spokesman Arcadiusz Swiebodinksi said the group planned more protests in Queensland.
Direct Action Everywhere spokesman Arcadiusz Swiebodinksi told 7news they’re just getting started in Queensland
‘We came here to Brisbane because its a very heavy animal agriculture state here in Queensland and animals need to be spoken for everywhere, he told 7 News.
‘This is just the beginning.’
One diner said he was unhappy about having his dinner interrupted.
“Don’t interrupt other people’s life everyone has got a right to make a choice – they can make there’s. Let the people here who like eating steak make theirs,’ he said.
Others offered their support to the steakhouse on social media.
‘Hi, sorry you had to put up with those vegan d**k heads last night. We love eating your steak,’ one person wrote.
The protest lasted less than 20 minutes, and by the time police arrived the activists had already left.
The protest was part of a global movement by Direct Action Everywhere (pictured)