Leonardo da Vinci’s painting of The Last Supper, the final meal that Jesus had with His disciples, is arguably one of the world’s most famous paintings.
A valuable 16th-century copy (estimated to be worth tens of millions of dollars), painted by one of da Vinci’s students, Giampietrino, hangs in London’s Royal Academy of the arts.
Yesterday, several eco fanatics entered the gallery and glued themselves to the frame of the painting.
The group also spray-painted the words, No New Oil, on the wall beneath the painting. A reference to their demands that Britain not allow any new gas or oil development.
The Daily Mail provides more details:
Extinction Rebellion co-founder Simon Bramwell was among those involved today, along with fellow XR activist Caspar Hughes. Just Stop Oil named the three other protesters as Jessica Agar, 21, an art student from Hereford; Tristan Strange, 40, a community organiser from Swindon; and Lucy Porter, 47, a former teacher from Leeds.
They entered The Collection Gallery at the Academy just after 11.30am, and glued their hands to the base of the painting. Security quickly responded and cleared visitors away before trying to prise the activists off the artwork.
Though the painting was not damaged in this incident, they have been in previous attacks by the eco mob.
The current oil and gas shortage is because politicians have bent the knee to these environmental extremists.
READ: How can this happen AGAIN? Fury as Just Stop Oil ‘eco vandals’ target 16th century copy of The Last Supper: Protesters glue themselves to yet ANOTHER artwork at Royal Academy just a day after they damaged Constable’s The Hay Wain while security watched