Saturday 15 October 2022

Unhinged Climate Activists Throw Soup at Van Gogh’s Sunflowers Painting and Glue their Hands to Protest Oil and Gas Production


Two disturbed women of the activist group Just Stop Oil threw tomato soup over a painting by Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers on Friday that was on display at London’s National Gallery.

Phoebe Plummer, 21, from London, and Anna Holland, 20, from Newcastle dumped two cans of Heinz tomato soup all over an $80.99 million painting, which is protected by glass.

This whole incident was captured on film by Damien Gayle, a correspondent for the Guardian. Many people couldn’t believe what they had witnessed.

Watch the video below: 

“What is worth more, art or life? Is it worth more than food? Worth more than justice? Are you more concerned about the protection of a painting or the protection of our planet and people?” said Phoebe Plummer.

“The cost of living crisis is part of the cost of oil crisis. Fuel is unaffordable to millions of cold, hungry families. They can’t even afford to heat a tin of soup,” she added.

Watch the video below:

The National Gallery staff quickly cleared the room, according to the Guardian.

Just Stop Oil is a climate activist group in the UK using civil resistance demanding the UK Government agrees to end all new oil and gas production. It launched on 14 February 2022.

According to the activist group, “New oil and gas will lead to crop failure, food shortages and the collapse of law and order. Human civilisation as we know it is on the verge of collapse.”

According to the London Metropolitan Police, specialists removed the two women from the wall and they have been taken into custody after being arrested for “criminal damage and aggravated trespass,” CNBC reported.

“A spokesperson for the National Gallery confirmed that there was no damage to the painting, which has an estimated value of £72.5 million ($80.99 million),” the outlet added.

Back in June, a pair of Green activists glued themselves on the frame of a Vincent Van Gogh painting in London.

The two people belong to the same group, Just Stop Oil.

The unhinged leftists told their gallery audience, “Sorry everyone, we didn’t want to do this.”

The young man who glued himself to the painting has already been arrested 20 times and spent six weeks in prison this year.

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.

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