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Just Stop Oil protestors cake the King

King Charles’s waxwork was smeared with chocolate cake at Madame Tussauds this morning

Two Just Stop Oil protestors have thrown chocolate cake over the waxwork of King Charles at Madame Tussauds.

Video footage posted on Twitter shows the two protestors, 20-year-old Eilidh McFadden from Glasgow and 29-year-old Tom Johnson from Sunderland smearing cake in the face of the new King’s likeness at the waxwork museum.

“The science is clear, the demand is simple,” they said. “Just stop new oil and gas. It’s a piece of cake.”

It comes just one day after protestors in Germany covered a £96m Monet painting with mashed potato and ten days after Just Stop Oil threw tomato soup over van Gogh’s Sunflowers in the National Gallery. 

King Charles has been dubbed ‘the Climate King’ by his supporters, but his actions are at odds with his image: for example, he’s halted the construction of wind turbines on his estate, continues to frequently take private jets, and also erroneously argued that population growth in the Global South is at the root of the climate issue. 

It is unclear whether the waxworks – said to cost around £200,000 to build – have been damaged by the protestors.

The Met Police said four people were arrested earlier this morning for criminal damage.