Animal cruelty protesters cause a ruckus in the City on Friday afternoon calling for killer whale Lolita to be freed

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The protesters seemed to be having a whale of a time (Source: Kenza Bryan)

Activists are making a splash in the Square Mile this afternoon with a march protesting against animal cruelty.

The demo was carried out to draw attention to the plight of Lolita, a killer whale at the Miami Seaquarium.

The group is calling for Lolita to be freed and "safely transported to her home (Washington State) to retire and be cared for, free in her home waters, with the opportunity to rejoin her family".

The activists disturbed City workers' busy Friday afternoons with shouts of "Free Lolita", whistles and a megaphone.

Demonstrators handed out leaflets from the Orca Network calling on people to stop buying tickets to Lolita's show in Miami.

You can see for yourself here:

This is an orca, like Lolita:

(Source: Getty)

And here are some stills from the march: