Winter Park police officers last night ordered a couple of Sea Shepherd protesters to leave the area outside The Haven Lounge concert venue in Winter Park, Florida, after they had gathered to protest a Týr concert.
Týr, whose lead singer Heri Joensen has previously openly defended the practice of whale hunting in the Faroe Islands, is currently on a North American tour. The band has already attracted a lot of media coverage – especially after 150 pilot whales were killed on Gøtuvík Beach last week.
Earlier this month, Heri Joensen was approached and insulted last night by a group of anti-whaling activists in Brooklyn, New York City.
The Faroese folk metal band played a concert at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory where the band’s lead singer was subjected to rather sophisticated taunts (yes, Local.fo exercises its right to use irony).
”You fucking animal abuser. You fucking whale killer. You should be ashamed of yourself. Fuck you”, someone was heard screaming at Heri Joensen, who has previously openly defended the practice of whale hunting in the Faroe Islands.
In a video which has been shared on the Facebook page ”Tyr-whale killers in Brooklyn”, Mr. Joensen is seen smiling as he is being taunted.