Friday Fun: Farmer Sprays Manure at Hollywood Star for Fracking Protest on His Land Leah Barkoukis Apr 29, 2016
This video is almost certain to start your day off right. One U.K. farmer got so mad at Oscar winning actress Emma Thompson and her sister for breaking a court injunction protecting a fracking site on his land that he sprayed raw manure at them.
The stars were filming a Great British Bake Off parody for Greenpeace when the owner of the field they trespassed on drove his muck spreader in circles around the demonstrators.
A group of protesters were hit by the manure but the actresses remained dry in their tent, complete with Bake Off-inspired bunting.
Police were also called and also spoke to the actresses, who climbed over a gate and set up camp on land earmarked for gas exploration in Fylde, Lancashire.
Emma and Sophie, who won Celebrity Masterchef, filmed a pastiche episode of the Great British Bake Off called Frack Free Bake Off to voice their opposition to the fracking plans.
But this afternoon the landowner, who leases the contested patch of land to fracking company Cuadrilla, drove his muck spreader in circles around the demonstrating group.
After a couple of circles around the group, who were shouting for him to stop it, the farmer drove off.
Protesters are banned from the site, near Preston, after company Cuadrilla applied for an injunction in 2014.
It is not clear if the fracking company will now take civil action - but it appears unlikely.
It’s too bad he wasn’t able to get close enough but it was a valiant effort nonetheless.