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SEE IT: Protesters Cover Priceless Van Gogh Painting in Soup

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When it comes to the current political climate, there is no denying that things are getting a little out of hand.

In fact, there is a rather solid argument to be made that our nation is in the midst of some rather unprecedented tumult, and that the protests we see today may be on par with the advocacy of the 60’s and 70’s in terms of size.

But in terms of merit…that is yet to be seen, especially as a number of climate protesters threaten to ruin priceless works of art for attention.

A pair of climate protesters hurled tomato soup on a Vincent van Gogh painting at London’s National Gallery on Friday — the latest in a series of attempts to vandalize famous artwork to speak against oil.

London’s Metropolitan Police said officers arrested two people on suspicion of criminal damage and aggravated trespass.

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The duo were supporters of the activist group Just Stop Oil, which engages in publicity stunts to bring the public’s attention to climate change.

Video of the incident also showed the pair gluing themselves to the wall.

Twitter users were largely disapproving of the protest, wondering just where the logical leap was between the oil industry and a long-dead French painter.

 

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.




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