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McDonald's restaurants in Newark and Ollerton are open despite national animal rights protests

McDonald's branches in Newark and Ollerton are open today (May 24) despite ongoing animal rights protests at four of the company's leading distribution centres.

Protester's have set up blockades at the centres in Hemel Hempstead, Basingstoke, Coventry and Heywood in Greater Manchester, preventing deliveries to 1,300 McDonald's restaurants.

It has resulted in some of the fast food chain's premises closing today.

Newark Mcdonalds (38022096)
Newark Mcdonalds (38022096)

The protest, which has been organised by mass volunteer movement Animal Rebellion, began in the early hours of Saturday and has been ongoing since then.

Animal Rebellion hopes to encourage the company to switch to a plant-based menu.

Despite the disruptions, the McDonald's restaurants on Lincoln Road, Newark, and Old Rufford Road, Ollerton, remain open.

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