Pea soup thrown over Van Gogh in Rome by climate activists

Climate activists threw pea soup over a Van Gogh painting in Rome on Friday, 4 November.

Footage shows protesters gluing themselves to the wall below The Sower at the Palazzo Bonaparte.

The action was carried out by four women from Ultima Generazione (Last Generation), following a similar protest by Just Stop Oil in which activists threw soup over Van Gogh’s Sunflowers at London’s National Gallery.

“In a future where we will struggle to find food for everyone, how can we think that art will still be protected?” Ultima Generazione said.

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