Eco-activists sprayed paint on an ancient observatory in England

In the UK, two activists threw orange paint on Stonehenge, the ancient megalithic structure that is considered one of the oldest observatories on our planet. They explained their actions as a desire to dissuade the country’s government from using fossil fuels.

Activists spray paint the stones of Stonehenge. Source:

Scandalous protest action

In England, two activists of the Just Stop Oil movement sprayed orange-colored liquid on the stones of Stonehenge. A video of their actions appeared on the organization’s page on the network. Its representatives report that in this way, 21-year-old Niamh Lynch and 73-year-old Rajan Naidu actually used powdered paint, which is easily washed away by rain.

Stonehenge is a Stone Age megalithic structure that is about 5,000 years old. It represents giant stones set in such a way that they form several arches. It is believed that the structure was used not only as a temple to worship the pagan gods, but also as an astronomical observatory to observe the Sun.

Everyone can make sure of it, because on June 22 the sun’s rays fall exactly on one of its central stones. Every year thousands of people gather at this place to witness this manifestation of celestial phenomena with their own eyes.

Why did activists spray paint on Stonehenge?

By the way, the activists are well aware of the importance of Stonehenge for astronomy and world culture. After dirtying it up with paint, they have called on the UK government to abandon the use of fossil fuels by 2030. 

Stonehenge at solstice is all about celebrating the natural world – but look at the state it’s in! We all have a right to live a life free from suffering, but continued burning of oil, coal and gas is leading to death and suffering on an unparalleled scale. It’s time for us to think about what our civilization will leave behind – what is our legacy?”

In doing so, they said nothing about how the orange paint was related to oil. Also remains unclear why the UK government should feel guilty about the condition of a monument that Lynch and Naidu mutilated themselves?

After all, it was the government that organized the guarding of the ancient observatory that had been desecrated by two attention-seekers. The truth is, they’ve already made sure of that, too. The police detained them on suspicion of damaging the ancient landmark.

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