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A record-breaking 12,000 vegans took part in yesterday’s London Animal Rights March.

The event – the most attended in its three-year history – was organized by vegan activist collective Surge and Animal Rebellion, a mass volunteer movement that uses methods of non- violent civil disobedience to end the animal agriculture.

Guest speakers

Attendees marched to Parliament Square on August 17 for a rally, stopping on en-route to blockade Trafalgar Square for almost an hour.

Speakers included profound activist and YouTuber, Earthling Ed, director of the documentary series Vegan Round The World, James Hoot, representatives from Animal Rebellion, and many more. 

‘Inspire vegans’ 

“The purpose of the march is to unite the vegan community globally and to inspire vegans to speak up for animals in their everyday lives and get active in their local communities,” Surge’s website states

“The Official Animal Rights March is community-driven, with the mission of taking the animal rights movement directly to the streets in the thousands, united against the industries who exploit and use animals.”

Last year, more than 28,000 attendees marched in 25 cities across the world ‘demanding an end to all animal oppression’. London surpassed 10,000 protestors – a 400 percent increased compared to 2016. 

Liam Giliver

Liam is the former Deputy Editor of Plant Based News. He has written for The Independent, Huffington Post, Attitude Magazine, and more. He is also the author of 'We're Worried About Him'.