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British environmentalists pour soup on Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’

LONDON (Reuters) – Climate change protesters threw soup at Vincent van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” exhibition at the National Gallery in London on Friday, causing minor structural damage.

A video posted by the Just Stop Oil group, which has been organizing protests for the past two weeks in the British capital, showed two women throwing two cans of tomato soup at the plate, which is one of five copies on display in museums and galleries around the city. Globalism.

Then they glued themselves to the wall.

“There was slight damage to the frame, but the painting was not damaged,” the gallery said in a statement.

Police said the two women were arrested for damages and aggravated offenses.

“It is the most reproduced painting on cards, posters, mugs, tea towels and stationery,” the gallery says on its website. “It was also the image that Van Gogh was most proud of.”

The protest is the latest by the group’s activists and comes days after they blocked roads around Parliament and government departments to pressure the UK to halt all new oil and gas projects.

On Sunday, police said more than 100 people were arrested after a weekend of protest-related activities by environmental groups.

(Michael Holden reports)

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