This time climate activists threw soup at the Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa

Climate activists have organized yet another one of their dramatic and highly publicized protests. Activists threw soup at the Mona Lisa in France.

According to BFMTV, environmental activists targeted the Mona Lisa in the Louvre Museum in Paris.

Two activists threw soup at the painting and protested by entering the area surrounding the work. The activists asked, “Which is more important? Art or the right to a healthy and sustainable diet? Our agricultural system is sick.”

“Farmers are dying from working,” the activists said during their protest, referring to the days-long protests by farmers across the country who have been complaining about low incomes, pointing out that farmers are not getting paid for their work.

The Mona Lisa painting, protected by a glass showcase, was not damaged by the protest.

Environmental activists continue to target different works of art to draw attention to the climate crisis.

Previously, activists had thrown tomato soup at Vincent Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” at the National Gallery in London, England, and mashed potatoes at a work in the “Les Mueles” (Haystacks) series by French painter Claude Monet at the Barberini Museum in Potsdam, Germany.

Activists also threw chocolate cake at the statue of King Charles III at Madame Tussauds, the wax sculpture museum in London.

French Culture Minister Rachida Dati made a statement on the incident and said that the action was unacceptable.

“The Mona Lisa, like our heritage, belongs to future generations. No justification can justify targeting her. All my support is with the Louvre museum team.”

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