Greenpeace campaigners disrupt Liz Truss conference speech

Protesters from the environmental group Greenpeace were ejected from the Conservative Party conference on Wednesday after disrupting British Prime Minister Liz Truss’s first speech as leader.

Two female activists held up a flag that read “Who voted for this?” before they were escorted out of the conference center in Birmingham by security guards as the crowd booed.

“Let’s get them removed,” said Truss, to applause. Truss quipped following their removal that the “anti-growth coalition” had arrived at the hall “a bit too early.”

Greenpeace confirmed that its activists were responsible for the protest. In a tweet, the group said activists were there to “denounce the Prime Minister ‘shredding’ her party’s 2019 manifesto promises.”

“The PM is U-turning on fracking, strong climate action, and world-leading environmental protections. Who voted for this?”

The conference was taking place amid open party dissent following a screeching U-turn on Monday over a proposal to cut the top rate of UK income tax – an announcement that sent the pound to historic lows and sparked market chaos.



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