NewsYouth Demand protest: Break-in and arrest at Rishi Sunak’s home

Youth Demand protest: Break-in and arrest at Rishi Sunak’s home

Arrests on the grounds of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's estate
Arrests on the grounds of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's estate
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Anna Wajs-Wiejacka

26 June 2024 10:52

British police have reported the arrest of four men who broke into the home of British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in Kirby Sigston, North Yorkshire. All were arrested "within a minute of entering the premises."

The incident occurred on Tuesday around 11:40 GMT. The arrests are connected to the Youth Demand group, which has repeatedly protested against government actions and Labour Party policies.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said that the men "were detained, then escorted off the premises and arrested on charges of aggravated breach of the law." Among those detained are a 52-year-old from London, a 43-year-old from Bolton, a 21-year-old from Manchester, and a 20-year-old from Chichester. Three men were linked to the group, and one was an independent photographer. All remain in custody.

After the men were arrested, the protest group Youth Demand released a video showing a young man entering the Prime Minister's property and defecating into a lake located there. The group stated that the 21-year-old from Manchester left a "farewell gift" for the Prime Minister and the Conservative government. Rishi Sunak was not at home at the time.

Youth Demand, in their campaigns, calls for an arms embargo on Israel and for the government to revoke all new oil and gas licenses granted since 2021.

Break-in at Rishi Sunak's house. not for the first time

This is not the first such incident on the property of the British Prime Minister. The previous one occurred in the summer of last year when protesters climbed onto the roof of Rishi Sunak's residence. As of now, it happened while the Prime Minister was not at home.

The burglars then unfurled a banner reading "No New Oil". Four people were detained. Amy Rugg-Easey, Alexandra Wilson, Michael Grant, and Mathieu Soete consistently stated they do not feel guilty. Their trial is scheduled for July this year.

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