Bermondsey: Green Party HQ at Biscuit Factory vandalised in paint attack

Josh Salisbury (14 August, 2020)

Two people have been arrested after the damage on the Bermondsey HQ yesterday

38289An image posted by the group after yesterday's paint attacks (Image: Beyond Politics)

Two people have been arrested after a paint attack on the Green Party HQ in Bermondsey’s Biscuit Factory yesterday.

Police sent officers to the headquarters of all four major political parties  – Labour, Conservatives, Lib Dems, and Greens – which were subjected to vandalism yesterday.

The Beyond Politics Party has claimed responsibility for the damage, saying it had carried out the attacks to highlight ‘political treason’.

In a statement, a spokesperson for the group said: “We are throwing paint over the Green Party to show their complicity within a political system which is destroying us.

“The Green Party claims to have progressive policies such as a Green New Deal and degrowth economics.

“But there are two massive problems: firstly, if they were ever to come to power, they would implement these policies in a top-down way, as a largely white, middle-class group.”

Pictures posted by the group, which describes itself as Britain’s newest political party, show pink paint thrown over the political parties’ HQs. Videos appear to show activists smashing windows inside the Biscuit Factory office.

In another video posted online, a member of the group writes: “Liberalism reeks of the death camps” in pink paint on the office’s wall.

A picture of Labour’s HQ posted by the group (Image: Beyond Politics)

Southwark’s top cop, Ch Supt Colin Wingrove, said: “Police were called to Clements Road, SE16 concerning damage caused to the Headquarters of the Green Party.

“Two arrests have been made and the suspects remain in custody at Brixton Police Station.

“This allegation is being dealt with by a Central London Unit as part of a wider investigation.”

A spokesperson for the Green Party has said: “The Green Party has been at the forefront of climate action for many years and will continue to drive forward a more democratic approach to politics which challenges climate and social injustice.

“This is a police matter and so we are unable to comment any further.”

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