A climate activist is facing jail time after she poured a container of human poo on a memorial to the late British army officer Captain Sir Tom Moore.
Captain Tom made international headlines in 2020 when he raised almost £33 million ($A58m) for NHS charities by walking laps of his garden in the UK in the run-up to his 100th birthday. He died in February last year.
Activist group End UK Private Jets shared a video of Madeleine Budd, 21, pouring the human waste on his memorial over the weekend.
Budd was then arrested and charged with criminal damage.
Police said the incident happened in Hatton, Derbyshire, which is a village north of Birmingham, on Friday local time.
Budd pleaded guilty to criminal damage before Westminster Magistrates Court on Tuesday local time and could be imprisoned when she is sentenced, The Sun reported.
She will be remanded in custody for three weeks to next appear at the same court on October 25.
End UK Private Jets shared a video of Budd before the act explaining why she was doing it, stating that every time a private jet takes off it “pours a bucket of s*** and blood on everything Captain Tom stood for”.
“People are going to say that he’s a hero. People are going to say this is profoundly, obscenely disrespectful to his life and the NHS that he stood up for, and I agree,” Budd said.
“I was studying to become a doctor because I believe in taking care of people.
“If we believe the NHS is important. If we believe in taking care of each other. If we believe NHS workers are doing essential work, why are we forcing our healthcare system into collapse? Why are we forcing our civilisation into collapse? Why is no one taking this genocide of all humanity seriously?
“As the liveable climate continues to collapse that is what’s going to happen.”
Her father Jim Budd, 62, told MailOnline his daughter had “gone rogue” after dropping out of medical school to devote all her time to protesting over climate change.
“I’m ashamed of her and what she has done. There has been a big public reaction for obvious reasons. I don’t think she understands what the hell she was unleashing,” he said.
“She’s done something horrible without thinking of the consequences.”
It is not the first time the memorial has been defaced. In December last year big white letters spelling “IRA” were spray painted on it.
Originally published as Climate activist pours human faeces on ‘hero’ Captain Tom’s memorial
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