Fears for Big Macs as protestors block McDonald’s supply centres

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Animal rights protesters have blocked four McDonald's distribution centres in the UK which could cause supply shortages for 1,300 restaurants.

The action is being taken by Animal Rebellion that have about 50 protesters at distribution sites in Hemel Hempstead, Basingstoke, Coventry and Heywood, Greater Manchester.

It is understood that the group plan to prevent lorries and distribution vehicles from leaving the centres and stopping supplies reaching the fast food restaurants around the UK.

Animal Rebellion have said the group plan to remain at the sites for at least 24 hours, causing "significant disruption" to the McDonald's supply chain, reports The Mirror.

A tweet by Animal Rebellion read: "Locked on for workers rights, animal justice & to end the climate emergency.

"We take action to let global corporations know they have to change. THIS IS HAPPENING NOW. Since 430am."

A group called Extinction Rebellion Muslim are also understood to be at one of the distribution centres.

In a Tweet it said: "We must reflect on what we eat, how & where we make it, who makes it, who profits from it, what could be made that is better for our health & the planet, all while protecting jobs on the ground."

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