Van Gogh soup stunt: Charges over damage to the frame



Two girls have been charged with legal damage after local weather change protesters threw soup over Vincent van Gogh’s portray “Sunflowers” at London’s National Gallery, British police stated on Saturday.

A video posted by the Just Stop Oil marketing campaign group, which has been holding protests for the final two weeks in the British capital, confirmed two of its activists on Friday throwing tins of Heinz tomato soup over the portray, considered one of 5 variations on show in museums and galleries round the world.

The gallery stated the incident had induced minor damage to the frame however the portray was unhurt. It later went again on show.

Police stated two girls, aged 21 and 20, would seem later at Westminster Magistrates’ Court charged with “legal damage to the frame of van Gogh’s Sunflowers portray.”

Another activist will even seem in court docket accused of damaging the sign exterior the New Scotland Yard police headquarters in central London.

Police stated in whole 28 folks had been arrested throughout protests on Friday.

Reporting by Michael Holden; Editing by Emelia Sithole-Matarise


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