Protester arrested for throwing red liquid into City Creek fountain
Mar 14, 2022, 7:10 PM | Updated: Mar 15, 2022, 12:10 pm
(The Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade)
SALT LAKE CITY — A 34-year-old man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly threw red liquid into a fountain at the City Creek Center in Salt Lake City.
Court documents state Trevor Francis Bellaccomo was told by police that he was not allowed to protest on private property.
After Bellaccomo was confronted about the situation, police said he ran down the escalator, grabbed two buckets of red liquid and threw them into the fountain.
“The property facilities employee informed me the estimated cost of damage will be over $6,000 as they will have to empty the fountain, clean it and refill it,” Kevin Flinton with the Salt Lake City Police Department wrote in the probable cause statement.
Bellaccomo was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of criminal mischief and failing to disperse.
Saturday’s protest involved animal rights activist calling on Louis Vuitton to drop the sale of fur and announce a fur-free policy.