Green Protester Slimes UK Minister

Mandelson pelted with custard as he arrives at environment meeting
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 6, 2009 7:24 AM CST

(Newser) – An environmental protester threw a cup of green slimy liquid onto one of Britain's most powerful ministers this morning, reports the Times of London. Peter Mandelson, the business secretary, was arriving at a meeting when he was doused with a mix of custard and green food dye. The demonstrator was protesting against the proposed expansion of Heathrow Airport.

Lord Mandelson, who did not have any security detail, went inside to clean up and emerged five minutes later, calling the protest "adolescent." The demonstrator, a 29-year-old woman belonging to a group called Plane Stupid, later told the media that "the only thing green about Peter Mandelson is the slime coursing through his veins."