Waitrose storm raises ‘ ve­gan bash­ing’ fears

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AC­TIVISTS have warned there will be an in­crease in anti- ve­gan vi­o­lence af­ter ve­g­ans forced the res­ig­na­tion of William Sitwell as edi­tor of posh Waitrose mag­a­zine.

A spokesper­son for the Ve­gan and Al­lies An­tiDefama­tion Front said “in­creased ve­g­a­pho­bia” was “in­evitable” fol­low­ing the de­par­ture of Sitwell, who joked about killing meat- shy fussy eaters.

The spokesper­son blath­ered: “Ve­g­ans may be in the fir­ing line thanks to ir­re­spon­si­ble me­dia re­port­ing of the Sitwell sit­u­a­tion.

“We call for in­creased po­lice pa­trols around ve­gan sites and for the govern­ment to cre­ate an of­fence of ve­g­a­pho­bia.”

Last night, there were re­ports the words “Ve­g­ans are c** ts” had been sprayed near a Birm­ing­ham un­der­pass. Meat- eat­ing ex­trem­ists have been blamed.

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