Protestor pours human waste over memorial to Bedfordshire's Captain Tom
A memorial to Captain Sir Tom Moore has been attacked by a protestor campaigning against the use of private jets in the UK.
A video of the incident has appeared on the campaign group End UK Private Jets' social media pages.
Maddie Budd, 21, poured waste over the statue of the late British Army Officer, in Hatton in Derbyshire.
Captain Sir Tom Moore rose to prominence during the pandemic when he embarked on a quest to complete 100 walks around his garden in a bid to help raise money for NHS charities.
He was knighted by Her Majesty the Queen at Windsor Castle in July 2020 and he received more than 150,000 cards on the occasion of his 100th birthday.
By the time he turned 100 years old, he had raised £32.79 million.
He died in February 2021 at Bedford hospital.
Speaking about her protest, Maddie Budd, said: "People are going to say that he's a hero, people are going to say that this is profoundly, obscenely disrespectful to his life, and to the NHS he stood up for and I agree.
"I was studying to become a doctor because I believe in taking care of people.
"If we believe that the NHS is important, if we believe in taking care of each other, if we believe that NHS workers are doing essential work, why are we forcing our healthcare system into collapse, why are we forcing our civilisation into collapse, why is basically no-one taking this genocide of all humanity seriously?"
"All of this is true and the Government won't even End UK Private Jets, every time one takes off, it pours a bucket of **** and blood onto everything that Captain Tom stood for."
End UK Private Jets is a group protesting against luxurious and unnecessary carbon emissions, focusing on the use of private jets in the UK.
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