Environmental activist pastes protest sign on famous Monet painting in Paris

An environmental activist was arrested Saturday after she taped a protest sign to a Monet painting at the famed Orsay Museum in Paris.

The activist from the group Food Riposte targeted Claude Monet’s “Poppy Field” painting and placed a sticker covering about half of the artwork with an apocalyptic, futuristic vision of the same scene, according to The Associated Press.

The group said it is supposed to show what the countryside would look like in 2100, after having been “ravaged by flames and drought” if more action is not taken against climate change.

The museum, known in French as the Musée d’Orsay, is a major tourist destination and is home to some of the world’s most beloved Impressionist works.

It was not immediately clear if the incident damaged the 151-year-old painting. The museum did not respond to the Associated Press’ request for comment.

The woman was detained pending investigation, according to Paris police.

Food Riposte is one of several groups of environmental activists attacking famous works of art and organizing protests across Europe in calls to action for the Earth to prevent further climate damage.

In January, two women with Food Riposte threw soup into the glass that protected the “Mona Lisa” at the Louvre Museum in Paris and shouted slogans advocating a sustainable food system.

Last month, at the British Library in London, an 82-year-old priest and an 85-year-old retired professor were Arrested after destroying the display case that contained an original copy of the Magna Carta. The two Just Stop Oil protesters hit the case with a hammer and chisel.

Weeks later, six climate activists from the Germany-based group Last Generation were arrested after breaking into Munich airport and stuck to access routes leading to the slopes, officials said. This caused the airport to temporarily close and caused around 60 flights to be canceled over a busy holiday weekend.

Last year, climate activists turned the water in Rome’s iconic Trevi Fountain black. fossil fuel industry protest. Activist group Ultima Generazione said eight people poured “charcoal” into the water as protesters pushed for an “immediate end” to fossil fuel subsidies.

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