UK local weather activists glue arms to Vincent van Gogh portray at London museum

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A pair of British local weather activists glued their arms to the body of a Vincent van Gogh portray at a London gallery Thursday to protest the federal government’s local weather insurance policies. 

The duo – Louis McKechnie and Emily Brocklebank – are supporters of the activist group, “Just Stop Oil,” which engages in publicity stunts to deliver the general public’s consideration to local weather change. 

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Supporters of “Just Stop Oil” glue themselves to the body of a Vincent van Gogh portray. 
(Simply Cease Oil)

McKechnie, 21, and Brocklebank, 24, glued themselves to Van Gogh’s 1889 portray, “Peach Trees in Blossom, which hangs at the Courtauld Gallery at Somerset House in London.  

In a statement released on Just Stop Oil’s website, McKechnie called on the art world to be more proactive about fighting climate change. 

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“Administrators of artwork establishments must be calling on the federal government to cease all new oil and gasoline tasks instantly,” he said. “We’re both in resistance or we’re complicit.” 

The Courtauld Gallery said it would remain closed through the end of Thursday and was expected to reopen to the public “as regular” on Friday. Each day Publish has reached out to the gallery for additional remark. 

Footage posted online by Simply Cease Oil reveals police responding to the local weather activists. 

“A chunk of artwork receives this safety and state concern. While folks’s in Ethiopia, Somalia, India, Pakistan, the USA, Australia (to call just a few) who’re affected by local weather change NOW get ignored and left,” the group wrote. “What’s extra necessary? This portray? Or a future”?!

The stunt came after another climate activist threw a piece of cake at Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa at the Paris’ Louvre Museum in late May. 

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