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Activists splash soup on glass-protected Mona Lisa in Paris

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FIle picture of the portrait of Lisa Gherardini, spouse of Francesco del Giocondo, referred to as the Mona Lisa, painted by Italian artsist Leonardo da Vinci, is displayed on the Louvre Museum in Paris.
| Photo Credit: AFP

Two protesters on Sunday hurled soup on the bullet-proof glass defending Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” in Paris, demanding the appropriate to “healthy and sustainable food”, an AFP journalist noticed.

Two girls threw pink and orange soup onto the glass defending the smiling girl to gasps from the gang within the French capital’s Louvre museum, an AFP video journalist reported.

“What is more important? Art or the right to healthy and sustainable food,” they requested, standing in entrance of the portray and talking in flip.

“Your agricultural system is sick. Our farmers are dying at work.”

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The motion comes as French farmers have been protesting for days to demand higher pay, taxes and rules.

Prime Minister Gabriel Attal on January 26 introduced a number of measures, however street blockages have continued in numerous components of the nation.

Sunday’s motion follows a sequence of such stunts by local weather activists in opposition to world-famous work to demand extra motion to part out fossil fuels and shield the planet.

It was not the primary assault on the “Mona Lisa”.

A 36-year-old man threw a custard pie at her in May 2022, as a result of artists weren’t focusing sufficient on “the planet”, however the thick glass casing ensured she got here to no hurt

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