Anti-oil protesters throw tomato soup on Vincent Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” painting in London

A priceless Vincent Van Gogh painting in London was assaulted by anti-oil activists on Friday.

Two young women, sporting short and/or neon-colored hair and “JUST STOP OIL” shirts tucked into high waisted jeans, threw Heinz tomato soup on the “Sunflowers” painting at the National Gallery before gluing their hands to the wall.

“What is worth more, art or life?” said Phoebe Plummer, age 21, as she defended her actions. Is it worth more than food? More than justice? Are you more concerned about the protection of a painting or the protection of our planet and people? The cost of living crisis is part of the cost of oil crisis, fuel is unaffordable to millions of cold, hungry families. They can’t even afford to heat a tin of soup.”

Plummer’s accomplice, 20-year-old Anna Holland, stood fast beside her cohort and National Gallery staff cleared shocked bystanders from the room.

“They may be trying to get people to think about the issues but all they end up doing is getting people really annoyed and angry,” one witness lamented.

According to The Guardian, “Sunflowers” was fortunately protected with a glass screen and was likely undamaged.


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