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Mona Lisa left unhurt after obvious local weather protest stunt

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Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa was left unhurt after a person threw a chunk of cake on the protecting glass surrounding the famed portray in an obvious local weather protest stunt on the Louvre Museum.

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The protester – a younger man disguised as an previous lady in a wheelchair – attacked the glass and tried to smash it on Sunday. One witness tweeted that the person proceeded to “smear cake on the glass, and throws roses in all places” earlier than being tackled by safety. 

A museum staffer cleans the glass protecting the Mona Lisa at the Louvre following a climate protest stunt on Sunday. (credit: @Luke_sundberg_)

A museum staffer cleans the glass defending the Mona Lisa on the Louvre following a local weather protest stunt on Sunday. (credit score: @Luke_sundberg_)
(Credit score: @Luke_sundberg_)

Footage exhibits the attacker then being escorted out by museum personnel together with the wheelchair. He might be heard saying, “Consider the Earth, persons are destroying the Earth” in French as he was being walked away, indicating the incident seemingly had an environmentalist motive.

The person was not instantly recognized.

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A Twitter video posted by one other witness exhibits a museum staffer cleansing the glass as vacationers look on and seize photographs and movies of the incident with their telephones.

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The Louvre informed G3 Field Information Digital in a press release {that a} grievance has been filed in relation to the incident. 

“The museum salutes the professionalism of its brokers who reacted instantly throughout this incident. It additionally remembers that monitoring nationwide collections is on the coronary heart of their missions,” stated the Louvre, in a press release translated from French to English. 

Reuters contributed to this report. 

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