Climate Protests: ‘Last Generation Austria’ throw oil at a Klimt painting

Climate Protests: ‘Last Generation Austria’ throw oil at a Klimt painting

Climate activists in Austria have attacked a famous painting by artist Gustav Klimt with a black, oily liquid.

Members of the group Letzte Generation Österreich — Last Generation Austria — tweeted on Tuesday that they had targeted the 1915 painting Death and Life at Vienna’s Leopold Museum to protest the government’s use of fossil fuels.

After throwing the liquid on the painting, one activist was pushed away by a museum guard while another glued his hand to the glass covering the artwork. The piece was not damaged in the incident. The group defended the protest, saying in a tweet that they were protesting “oil and gas drilling”, which they called “a death sentence to society”.