February 21, 2024

By Sylvie Corbet | Related Press

PARIS — Two local weather activists hurled soup Sunday on the glass defending the “Mona Lisa” on the Louvre Museum in Paris and shouted slogans advocating for a sustainable meals system.

In a video posted on social media, two ladies with the phrases “FOOD RIPOSTE” written on their T-shirts could possibly be seen passing beneath a safety barrier to get nearer to the portray and throwing soup on the glass defending Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece.

“What’s an important factor?” they shouted. “Artwork, or proper to a wholesome and sustainable meals?”

“Our farming system is sick. Our farmers are dying at work,” they added.

The Louvre staff might then be seen placing black panels in entrance of the Mona Lisa and asking guests to evacuate the room.

Paris police mentioned that two individuals had been arrested following the incident.

On its web site, the Meals Riposte group mentioned the French authorities is breaking its local weather commitments and referred to as for the equal of the nation’s state-sponsored well being care system to be put in place to offer individuals higher entry to wholesome meals whereas offering farmers a good earnings.

Indignant French farmers have been utilizing their tractors for days to arrange street blockades and sluggish visitors throughout France to hunt higher remuneration for his or her produce, much less purple tape and safety towards low cost imports. In addition they dumped pungent agricultural waste on the gates of presidency workplaces.