December 9, 2022

Only the oil activists stopped throwing a pie at Madame Tussauds wax king Charles; video

Two members of Just Stop Oil threw a chocolate pie at a wax statue representing King Charles III at Madame Tussauds in London, UK, on ​​Monday. The extent of the damage to the sculpture is not yet known, but the Metropolitan Police said the activists had been arrested for criminal damage, according to the British newspaper Express. Two other people involved in the case were arrested.

This action is another step in violation of the technical work under the justification of asking the British government to suspend “all new oil and gas licenses and approvals”. newly, Tomato soup hit a painting by Vincent Van Gogh for the same reason. The screen is protected by glass and has not been damaged.

As for the recent act by Elade McFadden, 20, and Tom Johnson, 29, the organization’s Instagram post said “the science is clear”.

“The request is simple: just stop the new oil and gas. It’s easy,” the post continues.

The action comes just weeks before COP 27, when King Charles III is reported to have abandoned plans to come and speak, on the advice of former Prime Minister Liz Truss.

According to The Telegraph, nearly 600 arrests have been made involving Just Stop Oil over the course of this month’s protests, many of them as a result of traffic disruption. The group says it does not intend to stop the interventions until the British government announces changes to the use of oil and gas.

Read the statement from Madame Tussauds below:

At about 10.50am today (24 October London time), protesters entered the ‘World Theater’ area of ​​Madame Tussauds London and appeared to have thrown what is believed to be a cake at figures of the royal family.

Our security team dealt with the incident quickly and we are working closely with the Metropolitan Police on this matter.

The attraction remains open, with our Royal Family set to be temporarily closed.”

German activists throw mashed potatoes at Claude Monet’s work

A German environmental group carried out another attack on art this Sunday. Two members of Gilles Lizte dumped mashed potatoes on a Claude Monet painting at the Barberini Museum in Potsdam, Germany, and like Just Stop Oil activists who threw tomatoes at Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, they stuck their hands together. On the wall. The painting was also protected by glass, and according to the museum, it does not appear to have been damaged. The husband was removed from the scene by the police.

According to The Guardian, the protesters described the act as a warning in the face of climate catastrophe.

β€œPeople are starving, people are freezing, and they are dying,” an activist said in a video of the attack posted on social media. β€œWe are in a climate catastrophe and all you fear is tomato soup or mashed potatoes in a painting. Do you know what I am afraid of? I am afraid because science tells us we will not be able to feed our families in 2050. Does it take mashed potatoes in a painting to make you hear? It will be This painting is worthless if we have to fight over food When will you finally start listening When will you finally start listening and stop doing business as usual?