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16 October 2019 16:51

A climate change protester dressed as a broccoli clashed with Piers Morgan during a live TV interview.

A climate change protester dressed as a broccoli clashed with Piers Morgan during a live TV interview. The man, who refused to give any name other than Mr Broccoli, warned the planet is in "incredibly hot water" because of climate change as he appeared on Good Morning Britain. But he was met with opposition from Morgan, who claimed: "You don't know the science." We'll tell you what's true. You can form your own view. From 15p €0.18 $0.18 USD 0.27 a day, more exclusives, analysis and extras.

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Piers Morgan attacks ‘Mr Broccoli’ climate protester in live TV interview

The guest, who appeared on the show in green face paint and broccoli floret-style headwear to promote a plant-based diet, replied: "I'm just a broccoli at the end of the day." He then produced a banana from his pocket and held it to his ear while pretending to be on the phone. Extinction Rebellion protesters shut down London roads Show all 59 left Created with Sketch. right Created with Sketch. Shape Created with Sketch. 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Referencing climate protests, he said: "I want people to feel like they can come and take part in this protest." During the interview, Reid asked: "Can I just ask a straightforward question and without any comedy – are you a plant? "Because your argument dressed as a broccoli just strikes me as so absurd that you're wearing a costume but you're trying to get a serious point across about veganism. "Are you actually not part of Animal Rebellion and Extinction Rebellion at all but somebody who is trying to send up the whole movement?" The protester replied: "Not at all." Log in to update your newsletter preferences Register with your social account or click here to log in I would like to receive morning headlines Monday - Friday plus breaking news alerts by email Update newsletter preferences When Reid asked if his appearance was a "joke", he said: "I think given the gravity of the situation, some levity and humour is important." Viewers reacted to the interview using the hashtag #MrBroccoli, with some more keen on the vegetable-themed protester than others. Twitter user Glen O'Hara, who was retweeted by Reid, said the interview was "absolutely peak 2019". While Elliott Wright of The Only Way Is Essex said Mr Broccoli was a "moron", and that Morgan should have "served him up on a plate". Many social media users agreed that watching the segment was a strange way to wake up in the morning, with one asking: "What in the hell is going on here?" Asked about his arrest, a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police said they could not comment on individual cases. More than 1,300 people have already been arrested during the protests so far, which are part of an "international rebellion" taking place in cities around the world.