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PICTURES: Here’s What Environmentalist Leftists Leave Their Campground Looking Like

More than 1,000 volunteers are assisting in cleaning up litter after the Glastonbury Music Festival (GMF) in the United Kingdom.

In addition to the volunteers, £785,000 will be spent on the cleanup; it is unclear if taxpayers are footing the bill.

View images of the aftermath below (descriptions via Getty Images).

Litter-picking staff collect discarded rubbish from the area in front of the Pyramid Stage at the end of the Glastonbury Festival of Music and Performing Arts.

Festival-goers prepare to leave the site at the end of the Glastonbury Festival of Music and Performing Arts on Worthy Farm near the village of Pilton in Somerset, South West England.

Litter pickers begin the job of clearing the fields at the Glastonbury Festival site at Worthy Farm in Pilton near Glastonbury, England. Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts is the largest greenfield festival in the world. It was started by Michael Eavis in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid just £1, and now attracts more than 175,000 people.

A man walks through a field covered in litter as he leaves the Glastonbury Festival site.

Seagulls fight over food scraps left in front of the Pyramid Stage as festival goers leave the Glastonbury Festival site.

Discarded nitrous oxide (laughing gas) canisters are scattered on the ground in front of the Pyramid Stage at the end of the Glastonbury Festival of Music.

The GMF’s organizers push left-wing causes; hyping “climate change” and being “green.”

Michael Eavis, founder of the GMF, frames his operation as environmentally conscientious:

We hope that we can continue to lead the way [in finding solutions to environmental concerns] by making Glastonbury as green and as sustainable as we are able to, given the restrictions of the site, and also by spreading the word to Festival goers about what will really make a difference to the environment.

Promotional posters for the GMF urge patrons to “leave no trace” of litter.

Left-wing and state-funded agitation organizations such as Oxfam and Greenpeace are aligned with the GMF.

The GMF’s website also calls for the admission of refugees and migrants from the failed Muslim-majority state of Syria.

H/T Katie Hopkins.

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