Denise Welch and Kaye Adams clash over Aintree protests
On Tuesday’s instalment of Loose Women, panellists Kaye Adams, Denise Welch, Janet Street-Porter and Brenda Edwards were discussing whether or not protests should be banned.
It comes after a Just Stop Oil protestor halted the World Snooker Championship in Sheffield after releasing a packet of orange dye.
Similarly, the Grand National was disrupted at the weekend after animal rights activists broke onto the track and tried to stop the event from taking place.
Touching on whether the public should accept the extreme lengths people go to, Loose Women star Denise confessed more people end up focusing on the disruption rather than the cause.
She commented: “I am a great believer in protests, I think protests should be peaceful and they should be organised.
“The same people, the reason these people are protesting, the same people were protesting on the motorway.
“Bearing in mind we’ve had a lot of illness, we’ve had a lot of death, there have been a lot of strikes etc.
“If my loved one had been in an ambulance, which happened, and was trying to get to the hospital and it was disrupted by those people, I’d never have forgiven them.”
Denise explained to her co-stars that when people have gone into art galleries to try to destroy the work or glue themselves to pieces, the workers have no right to stop them which is an issue.
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She continued: “In Germany, they’d rip their bl**dy hand off the floor! We’ve got to have boundaries as regards to these protests, organise them.”
Interjecting, Kaye told Denise: “Well we do, there is a right to peaceful protest and the police does-“
However, the 64-year-old remained adamant on her point as she highlighted the stories people are hearing about aren’t peaceful.
Kaye replied: “Well, that’s for the law to decide, it’s for the law to decide.”
Getting furious, Denise shouted: “It’s not! It’s not for the law to decide, it’s for me to decide.”
It seemed as though members in the live audience agreed with Denise’s reply as her blunt response to Kaye earned a round of applause with some cheering.
Putting her hands up in defence, Kaye commented: “The world according to Denise, be afraid, be very afraid.”
Loose Women continues weekdays on ITV from 12:30pm
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