Why did climate activists in London and Glasgow glue themselves to famous works of art this week?

The activists glued themselves to a Van Gogh painting on display in London

Environmental activists got themselves into a sticky situation on Thursday during a protest in a London gallery.

The two activists from Just Stop Oil, a movement campaigning against fossil fuels, glued their hands to the frame of a Vincent van Gogh painting at the Courtauld Gallery in London’s Covent Garden.

“Sorry everybody, we don’t want to be doing this. We’re here glued to this painting, this beautiful painting, because we’re terrified for our future,”- said Louis McKechnie, one of the protesters.

(Source: Euronews, July – 2022)

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