© Reuters. Activists of “Simply Cease Oil” glue their fingers to the wall after throwing soup at a van Gogh’s portray “Sunflowers” on the Nationwide Gallery in London, Britain October 14, 2022. Simply Cease Oil/Handout by way of REUTERS
LONDON (Reuters) – Two ladies have been charged with prison harm after local weather change protesters threw soup over Vincent van Gogh’s portray “Sunflowers” at London’s Nationwide Gallery, British police mentioned on Saturday.
A video posted by the Simply Cease Oil marketing campaign group, which has been holding protests for the final two weeks within the British capital, confirmed two of its activists on Friday throwing tins of Heinz tomato soup over the portray, certainly one of 5 variations on show in museums and galleries all over the world.
The gallery mentioned the incident had brought about minor harm to the body however the portray was unhurt. It later went again on show.
Police mentioned two ladies, aged 21 and 20, would seem later at Westminster Magistrates’ Court docket charged with “prison harm to the body of van Gogh’s Sunflowers portray”.
One other activist may also seem in courtroom accused of damaging the signal exterior the New Scotland Yard police headquarters in central London.
Police mentioned in complete 28 folks had been arrested throughout protests on Friday.