Two anti-fossil fuel protesters who were filmed throwing tomato soup on Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” in a London gallery Friday have been charged with criminal damage offenses.
In this image released by the Just Stop Oil organization, two women are seen standing in front of Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” (1888). Credit: from Just Stop Oil
A third associate was also charged over a separate attack on the iconic “New Scotland Yard” sign that stands outside London’s main police headquarters, the Metropolitan Police said.
The three people are all associated with Just Stop Oil, which represents a coalition of groups working together to stop the UK government from committing to new licenses concerning the exploration, development and production of fossil fuels.
A total of 28 arrests were made in relation to protests in central London on Friday. The 25 other people have been bailed pending further enquiries, according to the statement.
School children look at ‘Sunflowers’ (1888) by Vincent van Gogh at Tate Britain in London on March 25, 2019. Credit: Victoria Jones/PA Wire/AP
According to a statement, Just Stop Oil timed Friday’s act “to coincide with the planned launch of a new round of oil and gas licensing” in the UK.
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