Protester arrested after allegation he defecated in Rishi Sunak’s lake ‘to halt arms sales to Israel’

Four men were arrested on suspicion of aggravated trespass over the protest at the prime minister’s home


A screengrab from the video posted by Youth Demand

Anti-Israel protesters are alleged to have targeted Rishi Sunak’s Yorkshire home with a protest in a bid to halt UK arms sales to Jerusalem.

Youth Demand posted videos on X which appeared to show Oliver Clegg, 21, entering a lake on the prime minister’s grounds before pulling down his trousers and pushing out what appeared to be a lump of waste matter.

It is thought that the brown object was in fact made of silicon.

Wearing a shirt emblazoned with the words, “eat sh**t Rishi,” the student said in the video: “We have so much to thank the Tories for: from crumbling schools, sh*t in the rivers and a collapsing NHS, to creating a nation with more food banks than McDonalds and 4.3 million UK children living in poverty.

"From allowing their mates to get filthy rich from selling weapons to battle-test on toddlers in Gaza, or by drilling for more oil as the world burns – it’s quite a legacy!”

Both Labour and the Conservative Party, Clegg claimed, would continue "sh**ting on Gaza" by allowing weapons sales to Israel.

"The two party system is just two cheeks of the same arse,” he continued. “We deserve better!”

Four men have been arrested on suspicion of aggravated trespass over the protest.

This includes 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.

"We have arrested four people in the grounds of the Prime Minister’s constituency home this afternoon. Our officers were with the four men within one minute of them entering the grounds," North Yorkshire police said.

Youth Demand, a campaign group, says it is fighting for an end to “genocide” in Gaza, a two-way arms embargo on Israel and an end to new oil and gas drilling.

It is closely tied to Just Stop Oil and other radical climate protest groups across Europe.

British arms sales to Israel since 2015 have been worth hundreds of millions of pounds. This has included parts for aircrafts, tanks and small arms.

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