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Two climate activists arrested for throwing soup at ‘Mona Lisa’ in Paris

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Fidel Rahmati
Fidel Rahmati
Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati

Foreign media have reported that on Sunday, January 28th, two environmental activists entered the Louvre Museum in Paris and doused the painting of the Mona Lisa with soup.

According to French media reports, the masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci, the Mona Lisa, became the target of two environmental activists who threw soup onto the bulletproof glass protecting the painting.

The environmental activists responsible for this act were immediately arrested. They justified their action by expressing their desire to promote what they called the “right to healthy and sustainable food.”

Videos circulated in French media show the two women approaching the Mona Lisa painting at the Louvre and pouring the contents of their soup cans onto the artwork.

One of the two women is heard saying during this act of vandalism, “What’s more important? Art or the right to a healthy and sustainable diet?”

This incident has garnered widespread reactions in France, and the Louvre Museum has announced its intention to file a complaint against the environmental activists.

It is worth noting that according to France’s news agency, AFP, the Louvre immediately activated a crisis unit and evacuated the room where the Mona Lisa is displayed for cleaning.

The Louvre told AFP that “the artwork was not damaged,” and they stated that the Salle des États, where the painting is exhibited, was reopened to visitors after about an hour of closure.

The Mona Lisa, also known as La Gioconda, is one of the most famous paintings by the renowned Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci, created with oil paint on a poplar wood panel.

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