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Famed portray ‘The Scream’ focused by local weather activists

Norwegian police stated two local weather activists tried in useless Friday to attach themselves to Edvard Munch’s 1893 masterpiece “The Scream” at an Oslo museum and no hurt was reported to the portray of a waif-like determine showing to scream.

Police stated they have been alerted by the Nationwide Museum of Norway and had three individuals below their “management.” A 3rd particular person filmed the pair that attempted to affix to the portray, Norwegian information company NTB stated.

The museum stated that the room the place the glass-protected portray is exhibited “was emptied of the general public and closed,” and can reopen as quickly as attainable. The remainder of museum remained open.

Police stated there was glue residue on the glass mount.

A video of the incident confirmed museum guards holding two activists, with one shouting “I scream for individuals dying.” One other shouted “I scream when lawmakers ignore science” as somebody shielded “The Scream.”

A police car is parked exterior the Nationwide Museum the place activists from the group ”Stopp Oljeletinga” have tried to attach themselves to the body of Munch’s portray “The Scream”, in Oslo, Norway. (Stian Lysberg Solum/NTB Scanpix by way of AP)

Environmental activists from the Norwegian group “Stopp oljeletinga” — Norwegian for Cease Oil Exploration — have been behind the stunt, saying they “needed to strain lawmakers into stopping oil exploration.” Norway is a serious producer of offshore oil and gasoline.

It was the most recent episode during which local weather activists have focused well-known work in European museums.

“We’re campaigning in opposition to ‘Scream’ as a result of it’s maybe Norway’s most well-known portray,” Astrid Rem, a spokesperson for the Norwegian group, advised The Related Press. “There have been a lot of comparable actions round Europe. They’ve managed one thing that no different motion has managed: obtain an especially great amount of protection and press.”

Two Belgian activists who focused Johannes Vermeer’s “Woman with a Pearl Earring” in a Dutch museum in October have been sentenced to 2 months in jail. The portray wasn’t broken and was returned to its wall a day later.

Earlier this month, local weather protesters threw mashed potatoes at a Claude Monet portray in a German museum and an identical protest occurred in London, the place protesters threw soup over Vincent van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” on the Nationwide Gallery. In each these instances, the work additionally weren’t broken.

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