Activists Threw Soup on Glass-Protected Mona Lisa In Paris

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Published: January 29,2024 01:35 PM
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The action comes as French farmers have been protesting for days to demand better pay, taxes and regulations

January 29, 2024: Two women in Paris' Louvre museum threw red and orange soup onto the glass protecting Leonardo da Vinci's painting "Mona Lisa".



The action comes as French farmers have been protesting for days to demand better pay, taxes and regulations.



Standing in front of the painting, the protesters said, "What is more important? Art or the right to healthy and sustainable food. Your agricultural system is sick. Our farmers are dying at work."



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Earlier, a 36-year-old man threw a custard pie at the painting in May 2022, because artists were not focusing enough on "the planet", but the thick glass casing ensured she came to no harm.