Two local weather activists threw some soup on the glass defending the Mona Lisa on the Louvre Museum on Sunday and shouted slogans advocating for a sustainable food system. This got here as French farmers have been protesting for days throughout the nation towards low wages and different issues.
In a video posted on social media, two girls with the phrases “FOOD RIPOSTE” written on their t-shirts may be seen throwing soup on the glass defending Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece and passing below a safety barrier to get nearer to the portray.
“What’s a very powerful factor?” they shouted. “Artwork, or proper to a wholesome and sustainable meals?”
“Our farming system is sick. Our farmers are dying at work,” they added.
The Louvre workers may then be seen placing black panels in entrance of the Mona Lisa and asking guests to evacuate the room.
On its web site, the “Meals Riposte” group stated the French authorities is breaking its local weather commitments and referred to as for the equal of France’s state-sponsored health care system to be put in place to provide individuals higher entry to wholesome meals whereas offering farmers an honest revenue.
Offended French farmers have been utilizing their tractors for days to arrange street blockades and sluggish visitors throughout France to hunt higher remuneration for his or her produce, much less crimson tape and safety towards low cost imports.
On Friday, the federal government introduced a collection of measures they stated don’t absolutely tackle their calls for.
Some farmers threatened to converge on Paris, beginning Monday, to dam the principle roads resulting in the capital.