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British climate opponents glue themselves to the paintings in the gallery

The activists from “Just Stop Oil" each attached a hand onto the painting at London’s Royal Academy of Arts on July 5, 2022.
Each of the "Just Stop Oil" activists worked on a painting by the Royal Academy of Arts in London on July 5, 2022.Photo by Getty Images

Climate change protesters Leonardo da at the Royal Academy of Arts in London on Tuesday Targeted a copy of Vinci's "The Last Supper", glued it to the frame of the painting, and spray-painted the next "new oil-free" on it.

The protests organized by supporters of the campaign group "Just Stop Oil" were two activists in the group after moving into the frame of John Constable's "Hay Wain" at the National in London. Was held the day after he was arrested. gallery.

On Tuesday, five activists went to the Royal Academy to work on the frame of "The Last Supper," a full-sized copy of Da Vinci's famous 15th-century work.

The Metropolitan Police Department said three men and two women were arrested on suspicion of criminal damage. The Royal Academy said the gallery room was not open to the public and police were "called at the request of protesters."

JustStop Oil, which wants the government to stop licensing new oil and gas projects, has staged a series of high-profile protests over the past week.

An activist from "Just Stop Oil" is seen spray painting the wall on July 5, 2022.
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Monday, two activists report police officer 1821 A large paper "Hay Wain" depicting an "apocalyptic vision of the future" that was arrested afterwards. After that, they each put their hands on the oil painting frame and protested as the guards guided a group of tourists and school children.

According to the National Gallery, the frame of the painting was "slightly damaged" and "the surface of the varnish of the painting was also slightly damaged". , Both were modified and the painting was hung again.

The activists were arrested, as police said three men and two women were taken into custody on suspicion of criminal damage.

"Just Stop Oil" activists also confuse Sunday's British Grand Prix race When they sat down on the track while stopped at an F1 race in Silverstone, southern England.

Police said six people were charged with a plot that caused pollution in the race.