Two activists from the environmental group Just Stop Oil were arrested on Wednesday after spraying orange paint on the famous megalithic monument of Stonehenge in the south-west of England.

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The Police of that county explained that both, identified as Niamh Lynch, 21, and Rajan Naidu, 73, face accusations of damaging the historic monument, while investigations continue.

The events occurred in front of witnesses, citizens who were visiting Stonehenge and who tried to intervene, according to a video posted by the group itself on its website and social networks.

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak condemned it as a “regrettable act of vandalism”during the election campaign in the United Kingdom.

It’s a statement, Just Stop Oil said that its protest is to demand that the country’s next government sign an international plan to eliminate fossil fuels by 2030. and assured that the paint will disappear with the rain.

The heritage protection organization English Heritage assesses the impact of the paint on the stones, which are part of a World Heritage complex built between 3100 and 1600 BC. c.

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