Emma Thompson gets manure sprayed at her
An angry farmer has sprayed raw sewage at Oscar-winning actor Emma Thompson and her sister Sophie after they violated a court injunction protecting a proposed fracking site in Lancashire.
The 57-year-old actor and her younger sibling joined in with a Greenpeace protest near Fylde, Lancashire against the controversial energy extraction process known as fracking, and filmed a ‘Great British Bake Off’ parody short while baking renewable energy-themed cakes in a bespoke kitchen powered by solar panels underneath a marquee.
However, the irate landowner, who has leased the field in question to fracking company Cuadrilla, made his way to the site to confront the protesters.
When they refused to budge, the farmer drove his muck spreader in a circle round the activists, spraying them with manure in the process, reported Daily Mirror.
“I was livid when I heard about the government’s plans to frack under national parks,” Thompson had said explaining, “We have to show the government that we will not allow fracking to scar our countryside and fuel yet more climate change.” she added.