Extinction Rebellion activist strips off at Downing Street

Isn’t she supposed to be on hunger strike? Topless Extinction Rebellion activist, 31, strips off at Downing Street in a bid to ‘save the planet’

  • Laura Amherst, 31, protested outside of No 10 wearing only socks and trainers
  • Mum-of-one went to the gates of the Prime Minister’s home with placards
  • She wants the government to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2025
  • Ms Amherst became famous for her topless protests on the streets of London

An Extinction Rebellion activist who has previously gone topless at protests has stripped off at Downing Street in a desperate bid to ‘save the planet’. 

Laura Amherst, 31, from Brighton, travelled to the gates of the Prime Minister’s home wearing nothing but knee-high rainbow socks and a pair of trainers to encourage the government to set a target of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2025.

The mother-of-one went on hunger strike earlier this month and told her social media followers that she would not eat until Boris Johnson ‘addressed her group’s demands on climate change’.

Taking the appeal a step further, Laura took two placards with her to the gates of No 10 to cover her modesty in a bid to demand the ‘naked truth’ at Downing Street on Thursday afternoon. 

Laura Amherst, 31, (Pictured) who has previously gone topless at protests, has stripped off at Downing Street in a desperate bid to ‘save the planet’

The mother-of-one (Pictured) was wearing nothing but knee-high rainbow socks and a pair of trainers to encourage the government to set a target of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2025

She previously went on hunger strike earlier this month and told her social media followers that she would not eat until Boris Johnson ‘addressed her group’s demands on climate change’

Laura, who has the nickname Climate Tits, has gained an online following for appearing topless at Extinction Rebellion marches.

She has also set up an OnlyFans page and pledge to donate 75 per cent of her earnings from the topless content to Extinction Rebellion, Greenpeace, and an animal rescue charity.

She expected to make around £18,000 last month on the page. 

But the student has now called on her 23,000 Instagram followers to support the group’s climate change demands. 

Her key messages are to encourage the government to set a target of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2025 and she also wants them to address animal agriculture. 

A video of her at the gates of the famous residence also shows her approaching security guards, telling them what she is doing ‘is not against the law’ and she is ‘trying to save the planet’. 

‘They were trying to threaten me telling me I am breaking the law and harming children,’ she told Jam Press, ‘It makes me so angry.’ 

The topless Extinction Rebellion protester also set up an OnlyFans page and pledge to donate 75 per cent of her earnings from the topless content to Extinction Rebellion, Greenpeace, and an animal rescue charity

The mum-of-one from Brighton previously said that she felt it was important to do more for her child’s future, and that she was even ‘prepared to die’ for the cause

Posting on Instagram, she said she was unable to share the images on social media as she worried that they would be removed for breaking guidelines, but she felt compelled to take another stand. 

She said: ‘Drastic measures were put in place in war time and in Covid- yet not to stop extinction? The messages are not sinking in that this is an EMERGENCY. ‘What is it going to take for people to wake up, and do what needs to be done?’ 

Speaking to her followers on social media on Thursday afternoon, Laura has admitted she wants to host a new climate change show on the streets of London, asking the public various questions about climate change.     

She previously said: ‘I need this to go viral because it is one of the most important videos of our time with the most important information in it.

‘It affects all of us and if we don’t do something, we are going to become extinct.

‘We really need to do this. I’m risking my life to get this out there and get Boris to take it seriously.’  

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