Climate Activists Vandalize Stonehenge with Spray Paint


Climate activists have struck one of the world's most iconic ancient sites, Stonehenge, spray-painting it in a brazen act of vandalism. This recent incident has sparked outrage among heritage conservationists and the general public.

The activists, identified as members of the group "Last Generation," used fire extinguishers filled with orange paint to deface the prehistoric monument. They claimed their actions were a protest against the UK government's perceived inaction on climate change. This protest follows a series of similar demonstrations by climate activists across Europe, targeting high-profile landmarks and infrastructure to draw attention to environmental issues​​.

Witnesses reported that the activists arrived early in the morning, quickly spraying several of the stones before being apprehended by the police. The damage, while visually striking, is expected to require extensive and careful restoration to prevent long-term harm to the ancient stones. English Heritage, the organization responsible for the upkeep of Stonehenge, has condemned the act, stating it is not only a crime against cultural heritage but also undermines the very cause the activists claim to support​​.

This incident at Stonehenge is part of a broader pattern of increasingly bold and disruptive protests by climate groups. Recently, similar tactics have been employed in Germany, where activists sprayed paint on the Brandenburg Gate, and in Italy, where the facade of St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice was defaced​. These actions are intended to put pressure on governments to accelerate their climate policies and move towards more aggressive carbon reduction targets.

Last Generation, the group behind the Stonehenge vandalism, has made headlines before for their dramatic protests. They have blocked roads, disrupted airports, and targeted political party headquarters with their demonstrations. Their goal is to force a rapid end to the use of fossil fuels, demanding a complete transition to renewable energy sources by 2030​.

Public reaction to these protests has been mixed. While some support the urgent message of addressing climate change, many criticize the methods used by these activists. Berlin Mayor Kai Wegner, responding to a similar protest, emphasized the importance of freedom of expression but condemned the damaging of historical sites as counterproductive and harmful to public discourse​​.

The UK government has also responded, stating that while the urgency of addressing climate change is understood, such acts of vandalism only serve to alienate potential supporters and distract from constructive dialogue on the issue. Authorities are investigating the Stonehenge incident, and those responsible are expected to face significant legal consequences for their actions​​.

This latest act of vandalism at Stonehenge underscores the escalating tensions in the debate over climate action. It raises questions about the most effective and appropriate ways to advocate for environmental causes without causing damage to cultural heritage and public property.


  1. They are plain stupidly deranged. Stone henge has nothing to do with climate change. They have their thinking ass backwards. Dumber than dirt.


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