At the Louvre Museum, a guy dressed as an elderly woman in a wheelchair tossed a piece of cake at the glass shielding the Mona Lisa and urged visitors to consider the planet Earth.
Social internet videos purport to show a young man in a wheelchair wearing a wig and lipstick. On Sunday, the man was also seen throwing roses in the museum gallery, albeit his identity was unknown.
The cake attack left a visible white creamy stain on the glass, but the famed Leonardo da Vinci work remained unharmed.
Security agents were seen dragging the wig-wearing activist out of the gallery as he yelled to the stunned guests, “Think of the Earth.” Some people are wreaking havoc on the planet. Consider the scenario. Think of the Earth, as artists advise. That is why I went through with it.”
After that, guards were recorded wiping the smeared cream off the window. The Louvre’s officials could not be reached for comment right away.
The Renaissance masterwork from the sixteenth century has been the subject of previous attacks.
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In 1911, a museum employee stole the picture, bringing it to international attention.
In the 1950s, it was likewise vandalized and has since been preserved behind glass.
A furious Russian woman threw a ceramic cup at it in 2009, destroying the cup but not the glass or the painting.