Notorious vegan activist Tash Peterson has terrorized diners at the Outback Jacks steakhouse in Northbridge, wearing a white apron and pants full of fake blood.
A confrontational video posted online by Ms Peterson on Saturday evening shows her entering the restaurant and blaring disturbing sounds of farm animals – which she believes come from Australian slaughterhouses – from a portable loudspeaker.
In her latest stunt, the hardline activist walked around the customers eating their meals and yelled at them, “There’s blood on your hands if you’re not vegan”.
The scene soon turned aggressive as staff tried to intervene and kick Ms. Peterson out of the restaurant.
As staff struggled to get Ms. Peterson to leave and threatened to call the police, a diner got up, grabbed the vegan activist, wrapped his arm around her neck and yelled at her to get out.
An Outback Jacks employee asked the restaurant to let go of Mrs. Peterson and eventually he did, telling her to “go on”.
However, that wasn’t enough to deter the hardline activist from her rant.
Another patron stood up and said to Mrs. Peterson “we have a right to eat in peace”, grabbing her by the arms.
After nearly three minutes, the staff pushed Mrs. Peterson out the door, but she continued her protest in the street.
Ms. Peterson is no stranger to controversial activism to promote veganism.
She was fined thousands of dollars in April for two shirtless protests, one that took place last August at a Louis Vuitton store in the city of Perth.
During her protest at the luxury boutique, Ms. Peterson wore only a flesh-colored thong and covered her torso in what she believed to be her own blood.
The other protest took place outside the Boatshed Market in Cottesloe in December 2020.
Ms. Peterson was ordered to pay $3,500 in fines after being found guilty of two counts of disorderly conduct in both incidents.