Hirst protesters fined
Tuesday 14 October 1997
Five animal activists stormed into a top London restaurant to protest at an exhibition by controversial artist Damien Hirst, a court was told yesterday.
Customers at Quo Vadis, in Covent Garden, run by Marco Pierre-White, were sitting down to dinner by the exhibit - a couple of skinned bull's heads floating in formaldehyde - when "mayhem" broke out, it was claimed. A painting was kicked, a vase broken, and binliners full of rubbish emptied across the floor.
Neil Hanson, 30, of Hertfordshire; Robin Lane, 42, of south-east London, and Brendon McNally, 35, of north London, who admitted using threatening words and behaviour, were fined pounds 200 over the incident last January. Melanie Gatty, 28, and Paul Gravette, 35, of north London, who denied causing affray, were bound over to keep the peace.
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