A pair of Green activists glued themselves on the frame of a Vincent Van Gogh painting in a London gallery earlier today.
They, them were protesting global warming in long sleeves and pants.
The group they belong to fights all infrastructure projects linked to climate change.
The unhinged leftists told their gallery audience, “Sorry everyone, we didn’t want to do this.”
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The young man who glued himself to the painting has already been arrested 20 times and spent six weeks in prison this year.
Two environmental activists wanting to warn about the climate crisis glued themselves to the frame of a painting by Van Gogh in a London museum on Thursday, said the organization Just Stop Oil , which fights to stop all new infrastructure linked to climate change. fossil fuels. They targeted an 1889 painting, “Peaches in Blossom,” depicting a landscape in the south of France, on display at the Courtauld Gallery.
“Sorry everyone, we don’t want to do this, we are glued to this painting, this beautiful painting, because we are terrified for our future”, explained in a video posted online by the organization. Louis McKechnie, a 21-year-old activist.
Already arrested 20 times, the young man, who spent six weeks in prison this winter for having blocked the motorway that surrounds London with others, notably distinguished himself by interrupting a football match in March after attached to a goal post. He had recently told AFP that he was ready to become “public enemy No. do not endanger lives.
Referring to the “40 new government fossil fuel projects”, a figure frequently cited by environmental associations, he estimated that signing each of them was equivalent to “signing our death warrant”, in this video where the two activists , wearing an orange Just Stop Oil t-shirt, have their fingers on the frame of the artwork.
“I can’t live in a bubble of normalcy when society is collapsing around us and people in the South are suffering so much,” Emily Brocklebank, a 24-year-old psychology student, was quoted in a statement as saying. “We need everyone to focus on the government’s genocidal plans to allow oil companies to drill to extract more oil,” she added. “This is one of the greatest injustices in history. We must resist.”
In May a climate activist dressed as an old lady threw a cake at the Mona Lisa in France.
A 36-year-old man dressed as an old lady was arrested on Sunday after reportedly trying to break the glass protecting the famous Mona Lisa painting before throwing a cake on its surface in an apparent climate-related protest.
According to multiple reports, the climate activist disguised as an old lady with a wig. He got up from a wheelchair to hit the bulletproof glass before throwing a cake at Leonardo Da Vinci’s masterpiece at the Louvre museum. The famous painting was unharmed thanks to its bulletproof glass case.
He was then arrested for an “attempt to damage cultural property” and was placed in the psychiatric infirmary of the police headquarters on Sunday, according to the public prosecutor’s office.
A Twitter user shared a video of the incident after the suspect threw a cake on the Mona Lisa that took place early afternoon on Sunday.
Maybe this is just nuts to me💀but an man dressed as an old lady jumps out of a wheel chair and attempted to smash the bullet proof glass of the Mona Lisa. Then proceeds to smear cake on the glass, and throws roses everywhere all before being tackled by security. 😂??? pic.twitter.com/OFXdx9eWcM
— Lukeee🧃 (@lukeXC2002) May 29, 2022
The same user posted another video showing the suspect standing next to his wheelchair and escorted by security.
“There are people who are destroying the Earth (…) All artists, think of the Earth. That’s why I did this. Think about the planet,” said the man in French.
Can anybody translate what ole dude was saying as they where escorting him out?😂 pic.twitter.com/Uy2taZ4ZMm
— Lukeee🧃 (@lukeXC2002) May 29, 2022