The ALF(Animal Liberation Front) have carried out Terrorist attacks again McDonalds and other fastfood restaurants in the Netherlands and Belgium over
the last 10 years.
Luckely noone got hurt, but the establishments they attacked sustained heavy damages(they torched them)
During on period a few years ago, they attacked a douzen restaurants in a few weeks time.
If I remember corrently, 2 people were arrested, and the ALF has since then been under investigation and has kept itself relativly quiet around here,
seeing the history line in the article below, they moved their activity's to the US.
According to this article, they claimed 9 attacks in belgium in 1998 and one in 1999:
Oct. 14 1996, Eugene, Ore.: The Earth Liberation Front glues locks and spray-paints graffiti at a McDonalds.
June 29, 1997, Crystal City, Va.: Police in riot-gear use pepper spray to disperse about 200 animal rights activists who harass customers and
employees at a McDonalds restaurant and block the restaurants driveway for more than two hours. Eighteen activists are arrested on criminal trespass
charges, and three face additional vandalism charges for throwing food.
Feb. 15, 1997, Troy, Mich.: The Animal Liberation Front leaves a foul-smelling chemical in a McDonalds and spray-paints McS---, McMurder, McDeath on
the bathroom walls.
1998, Belgium: ALF claims responsibility for nine attacks against McDonalds and another fast-food chain.
Aug. 16, 1997, West Jordan, Utah: ALF burns a McDonalds restaurant to the ground, causing $400,000 in damage.
August 12, 1999, Antwerp, Belgium: ALF claims credit for burning down a McDonalds, causing damage estimated at $809,000.
Aug. 31, 1999, Fulton County, Ga.: ALF torches a McDonalds restaurant.
Oct. 16, 1999, Nassau, Long Island, N.Y.: ALF smashes windows and spray-paints graffiti at four McDonalds, causing more than $23,000 in damage.
Dec. 7, 2000, Long Island, N.Y.: ELF and ALF smash windows and spray-paint anti-meat slogans at McDonalds offices.
June 2001, Detroit: ELF vandalizes a McDonalds.
Sept. 8, 2001, Tucson, Ariz.: ALF and the affiliated Earth Liberation Front claim joint credit for a $500,000 arson of a McDonalds restaurant they say
is meant as a warning to corporations worldwide.
March 3, 2003, Chico, Calif.: ALF activists spray-paint Meat is Murder and Species Equality, along with the groups name, on a McDonalds. Two crude
incendiary devices fail to ignite.
March 10, 2003, Chico, Calif.: A second McDonalds is damaged by burning debris. Liberation and ALF are spray-painted on the walls.
Sources: Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise, Fur Commission USA, news accounts.
This is imho not a group of activists, but a gang of lunatics that seek to cause chaos and destruction, for whatever cause.