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'Freedom can't wait': Hundreds march in Paris to call for closure of slaughterhouses

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Published on June 8, 2019 - Duration: 01:06s

'Freedom can't wait': Hundreds march in Paris to call for closure of slaughterhouses

Animal rights activists held a protest for the closure of slaughterhouses in France.

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'Freedom can't wait': Hundreds march in Paris to call for closure of slaughterhouses

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Animal rights activists splattered buckets of red liquid on a Paris monument on Saturday (June 8) to demand the closure of slaughterhouses in the country.

The protesters doused the notable monument at the French capital's Place de la Republique square with red fluid which meant to symbolize the blood of animals killed to produce meat.

Dozens of police quickly responded, forming a perimeter around the monument and arresting the activists.

A march for animal rights followed the action, during which hundreds took to the streets, chanting slogans against meat consumption.

The protest comes weeks after the head of the southern French Ales slaughterhouse was tried and convicted for mistreatment of animals in the facility.

The director was fined a sum of 1,200 euros.

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