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The Tears of the Mona Lisa:

Environmentalists vandalism pour soup on the glass of the Mona Lisa

Vita gazette – Environmental activists poured soup on the armoured glass protecting the Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum in Paris.

The environmentalists’ protest this time targeted a painting by Leonardo da Vinci, one of the world’s most essential works, preserved in the Louvre Museum in Paris. “What is more important? Art or the right to healthy and sustainable food? Our agricultural system is sick”, “two women shouted this Sunday morning after defacing Leonardo da Vinci’s work.

As seen in the images released by the CLPRESS news agency, the two activists crossed the barrier around the painting, wearing a t-shirt with the words “food response” and throwing walnut soup against the glass that protects it. Then, they were stopped by security.

The action was claimed in a statement sent to AFP by a collective called “Food Response”, which presents itself as “a French civil resistance campaign that aims to bring about radical change in society on a climatic and social level.”

It is not the first time that environmentalist protests have targeted museums. Already last October, two young women who presented themselves as activists opposed to any new oil project threw the contents of two cans of tomato soup onto one of the most famous paintings in the world, “Sunflowers” by Van Gogh, exhibited at the National Gallery in London.

The Mona Lisa, among the most famous paintings in the world, protected by bulletproof glass since 2005, has been the victim of vandalism several times. At the end of May 2022, for example, he was again the target of a cream cake in support of the environmentalist cause, as recalled by the local press.

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