On Saturday, approximately 5,000 vegan, animal rights activists joined together to protest on the streets of London.
It’s the second annual mass animal rights protest that has been organised in London with last years attracting around 2,500 demonstrators.
The crowd was filled with people from all walks of life, uniting to speak and defend the voiceless. We passed hundreds of people on the side of the road, listening and watching the message and chants coming from the crowd.
Along the way, the march stopped outside businesses that sold fur, fishing products and of course, McDonald’s. Unsurprisingly, McDonald’s was closely guarded by a wall of police as the crowd booed the fast food chain.
Thousands of leaflets were handed out to passers by in an attempt to interest more in a vegan lifestyle, with the majority of people seemingly receptive to the information they were hearing.
The march saw animal rights groups, Surge, Save Movement UK and Heartcure come together to organise it.
They said: “The future is vegan, but we must take to the streets and continue to speak out on behalf of the animals until the day that their suffering ends.”
Similar marches took place in Los Angeles and New York, with smaller demonstrations also occurring in Europe.
The 2018 Animal Rights March London will take place on the 18th August and it’s anticipated even more will join to speak against the animal industry.