The group “Just Stop Oil” claimed responsibility for the act, stating in a statement that two of its activists threw soup cans on the canvas painted in 1888 and apparently protected by glass. It happened this Friday and soon went viral through videos posted on social networks.

Museum security arrived shortly after and ushered visitors out of the room, while Scotland Yard later announced it had arrested two people on charges of “criminal damage”, according to the AFP news agency.

With this action, environmentalists from the civil disobedience group “Just Stop Oil” sought to demand that the British government stop all new oil and gas projects, he said.

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