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Mona Lisa Attacked by Soup-Throwing Protesters, Video Shows

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The Mona Lisa painting was attacked by two environmental protesters who threw soup at the Leonardo da Vinci artwork.

A video shows two women approaching the painting at the Louvre in Paris, calling for “healthy and sustainable food.” It then shows them throwing yellow-colored soup at the painting, which was behind bullet-proof glass and appeared to be undamaged.

One of the two activists wore a white T-shirt with the slogan of the environmental activist group Riposte Alimentaire (Food Response) on it in black letters.

“What’s the most important thing?” the women shouted in French, according to a Sky News translation. “Art, or right to healthy and sustainable food?”

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

Staff placed black cloth screens around the painting to try and block the scene.

Riposte Alimentaire claims two people—aged 24 and 63—involved with their “new campaign” were behind the incident to “demand the establishment of sustainable food social security”.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available..

Two environmental activists from the collective dubbed “Riposte Alimentaire” (Food Retaliation) at the Louvre museum in Paris, on January 28, 2024. The protestors threw yellow-colored soup at the world-famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci.

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