'Succession' star James Cromwell glues hand to Starbucks counter in protest

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Posted at 11:20 AM, May 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-11 14:20:34-04

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor and activist James Cromwell glued his hand to a midtown Manhattan Starbucks counter to protest the coffee chain's extra charge for plant-based milk.

The 82-year-old Oscar nominee known for his role on "Succession" joined a protest Tuesday organized by the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Cromwell sat on the Starbucks counter wearing a "Free the Animals" T-shirt and read a statement denouncing the surcharge for vegan milk alternatives. He then glued his hand to the counter.

A Starbucks spokesperson said the chain respects customers' right to voice their opinions so long as it does not disrupt store operations.