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Video: UK eco-activists throw soup on Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ at National Gallery

The Simply Quit Oil project team had actually been holding demonstrations for the last fortnight in London

Ecological militants on Friday tossed tomato soup over Vincent van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” paint at the National Gallery in main London, video clips published on social media sites revealed.

London’s Metropolitan Cops claimed its policemans apprehended 2 militants from the Simply Quit Oil team for criminal damages and also worsened trespass after they “tossed a material over a paint” at the gallery on Trafalgar Square.

2 militants using Tee shirts with the motto “Simply Quit Oil” lobbed canisters of soup at the famous paint, a video clip published on Twitter by the Guardian paper’s setting reporter Damien Gayle and also retweeted by the eco-activism team revealed.

After gluing themselves to the wall surface, among the lobbyists screams: “What deserves extra, art or life?”

” Are you extra worried concerning the defense of a paint or the defense of our world and also individuals?” she asks.

In the video clip, a person can be listened to screaming “oh my God” as the soup strikes the canvas, and also one more individual screams “protection?” while soup leaks from the framework onto the flooring.

Simply Quit Oil claimed in a declaration that its lobbyists tossed 2 canisters of Heinz Tomato soup over the paint at 11am to require that the UK federal government stop all brand-new oil and also gas tasks.

It claimed the paint has actually an approximated worth of $84.2 million.

It was not instantly clear whether the paint is safeguarded by glass.

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