Activists upset with the arrest of immigrants at London food restaurants retaliated by releasing locusts, crickets, and cockroaches at two restaurants last Friday. The restaurants closed, but reopened Saturday after a slight delay as the establishments were treated with insecticides by a pest control company. Protesters released the insects after undocumented immigrants were detained by authorities.
Pest control companies were called to treat the premises and eliminate the infestation in time for a slightly delayed opening on Saturday. Protesting with insects does not cause lasting damage but is an inconvenient minor expense for the establishments. Will it become a trend? It is certainly a headline grabber. It is a temporary nuisance that can be quickly remediated by modern insect control methods.