The protest in May, which was carried out by the Brighton sector international grassroots organization DxE, sought to bring attention to the exploitation and suffering of animals. Activists entered the eatery wearing masks and carrying signs saying 'it's not food, it's violence'. They then sprayed the floor and windows with fake blood.
The court heard that Dylan Roffey was one of the protestors. Roffey, who reportedly wore a 'Meat the Victims' T-shirt to court, denied causing £3,000 damage to the outlet and resisting arrest, only speaking to confirm her name and enter not guilty pleas.
During the May 17 protest, an activist made a speech about the exploitation of animals, saying: "A cruel, violent and greedy system must be challenged.
"Who are we if we allow innocents to die? If we value, money, taste and convenience over life itself. The power we have over our fellow animals is not an invitation to exploit. Might is not right!"
The case has been adjourned until September 12.