Activists throw soup on the Mona Lisa painting in the

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Moment young people throw soup at famous painting AFP

Moment when young people throw soup at the famous paintingAFP

Published January 28, 2024 12:00 | Updated on January 28, 2024 12:01 p.m

Two climate activists, a 24yearold woman and a 63yearold woman, threw soup this Sunday (28) at the painting of the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci on display at the Louvre Museum. According to the profile Riposte Alimentaire (Food Response, in Portuguese), the action was carried out in favor of “sustainable food security”.

In the recording published by the profile itself, the demonstrators approach the painting and throw soup at it. Then they shout: “What is more important? Art or the right to a healthy and sustainable food system?”

Shortly afterwards, one of them raises her hand and the two remain silent as the construction site security guards protect the plant. The Mona Lisa is protected by glass, which protects it from damage.

It is not the first time that the Mona Lisa has been attacked in the museum in Paris. According to the newspaper El País, in 2022 a man is said to have thrown something like a cake at the iconic work. According to visitors who were there at the time of the crime, police charged the person responsible for the attack and quickly deported him.

Climate activists have already carried out several attacks on famous works such as Van Gogh's The Sunflowers and Pablo Picasso's Korean Massacre.