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Just Stop Oil activists throw soup at Van Gogh’s Sunflowers

By Damien Gayle

14 Oct 2022 · 2 min read

Editor's Note

In London, climate activists threw soup over Van Gogh's infamous painting Sunflowers. Do you think targeting famous works is justified in the name of saving the planet?

Activists from Just Stop Oil have thrown tomato soup over Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers at the National Gallery in London.

There were gasps, roars and a shout of “Oh my gosh!” in room 43 of the gallery as two young supporters of the climate protest group threw the liquid over the painting, which is protected by glass, just after 11am.

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