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Climate activists throw mashed potatoes at Monet work in Germany

By Sam Jones

23 Oct 2022 · 2 min read

Editor's Note

It appears that food-related climate protests are on the rise. In Germany, members from the activist group from Letzte Generation (Last Generation) made a stand.

Claude Monet has become the latest artist to be the focus of food-related climate protests, after members of a German environmental group threw mashed potatoes over one of his paintings in a Potsdam museum on Sunday.

Nine days after Just Stop Oil emptied tomato soup over Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers at the National Gallery in London, two activists from Letzte Generation (Last Generation) entered the Museum Barberini and doused Monet’s Les Meules (Haystacks) with potato before glueing their hands to the wall.

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