DTwo activists from climate group ‘Just Stop Oil’ stuck themselves to a piece of art in a major UK gallery.
According to The Guardian, two young men jumped over a rope that kept members of the public at a safe distance from John Constable’s ‘The Hay Wayne’ at the National Gallery in London.
The situation occurred shortly before 2:30 p.m. and prompted the gallery’s security team to evacuate the room.
Hannah Hunt, 23, from Brighton, sat under the painting in a T-shirt emblazoned with the words “Just Stop Oil”.
“I’m here because our government plans to license 40 New England oil and gas projects over the next few years,” he said.
Eben Lazarus, 22, from Brighton, said the painting’s redesign “illustrates the impact of our addiction to fossil fuels on the countryside”.
Local police were called to the gallery to intervene.
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