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Just Stop Oil target Taylor Swift’s private jet in spray-paint protest at Stansted

Just Stop Oil have targeted Taylor Swift’s private jet in a spray-paint protest at Stansted Airport.

Two protesters painted parked jets orange in the airfield where the pop star’s plane landed hours ago.

The group released a video showing one of the activists cutting a hole in the fence at Stansted’s private airfield before spraying the paint over the jets.

Jennifer Kowalski, 28, a former sustainability manager from Dumbarton, and Cole Macdonald, 22, from Brighton, were responsible and were “demanding an emergency treaty to end fossil fuels by 2030”, according to Just Stop Oil.

Cole Macdonald was one of the protesters (Pic: JSO)
Cole Macdonald was one of the protesters (Pic: JSO)

Ms Macdonald was filmed sitting in front of an orange-painted plane, saying: “I’ve just sprayed two private jets orange.

“We need an international treaty against the burning of all oil, coal and gas.

“While people are starving, the elite and the rich fly thousands and thousands of feet in the air above us all.

“Billionaires are not untouchable.”

Just Stop Oil shared the video on X and appealed for donations to “help people like Cole taking action”.

Taylor Swift flew to London to play three sold-out shows at Wembley Stadium from Friday as part of her Eras tour.

The singer, 34, will return to the venue for another five nights in August.

She has previously come under fire for the environmental impact of her private jet but said she has bought enough carbon offsets to cancel out emissions from her latest tour twice over, according to the BBC.

Just Stop Oil’s latest protest comes just a day after its activists sprayed Stonehenge with orange paint.

English Heritage chief executive Dr Nick Merriman said on Thursday there appeared to be “no visible damage” to the historic site near Salisbury, Wiltshire.

He told the BBC: “It’s difficult to understand and we’re deeply saddened about this vandalism, but we’ve been really touched by the messages of sympathy and support we’ve had.

“Our experts have already managed to clean the orange powder from the stones because we were really worried about what would happen if they got in contact with water.

“So far, there seems to be no visible damage. The site is open to the public again and for the solstice tomorrow.”

This is a breaking story and will be updated.

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