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Climate activists painted at the National Gallery in London

Climate activists painted at the National Gallery in London

Last Thursday, activists from the “Just Stop Oil” network glued themselves to the frame of a painting in an art museum in Glasgow. BBC reports. On Monday, the same thing happened at the National Gallery, when two activists glued themselves to the “Haskrindan” painting. This painting is 200 years old and shows some horses pulling a stack of hay in the English countryside.

Activists posted a new image on top of the board, which they say shows what the landscape will look like after climate collapse. Activists also stuck themselves to the frame and sat there for a few hours before being arrested by the police. The painting suffered minor damage, however, according to the museum, it could be repaired soon.

“Art is important and should be preserved for future generations, but what role does art play when people are starving?” Activists declared.

Oil projects should be completed

On Tuesday, activists plastered a copy of Da Vinci’s 15th-century painting “The Last Supper” at London’s Royal Academy of Arts. Activists spray-painted the words “No New Oil” near the sign, the AP news agency writes.

According to the London Police Department, three men and two women have been arrested on suspicion.

The organization “Just Stop Oil” wants the British government to stop supporting new oil and gas projects and has staged several spectacular protests over the past week.

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