Three climate activists were arrested at a Norway museum Friday after targeting Edvard Munch’s famous painting “The Scream” in a protest.
Two women unsuccessfully tried to glue themselves to the 1893 masterpiece, which hangs at the National Museum of Norway in Oslo, while another filmed the incident, police said, according to the Norwegian news agency NTB.
Footage of the stunt shows security guards at the museum holding two of the protesters.
One of the women is seen shouting “I scream for people dying” while another adds “I scream when lawmakers ignore science!”
FILE – People look at Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” at the National Gallery in Oslo, Norway, Sunday Jan. 13, 2019. On Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, activists from the organization ”Stopp oljeletinga” (Stop Oil Exploration) tried to glue themselves to the frame of the painting. (Heiko Junge/AP)
The women — activists with the Norwegian environmentalist group “Stopp oljeletinga” (“Stop Oil Exploration”) — said that they wanted to “pressure lawmakers into stopping oil exploration.”
The activist group tweeted that “the glue didn’t stick this time. But we won’t give [up] until the government [meets] our demands.”
Officers arrived at the museum after being alerted by the security guards, Oslo police tweeted, writing the cops “took control of three people, two of whom had tried to glue themselves to a painting.”
The glue didn't stick this time. But we won't give in until the government meet our demands. We want to live🌍
Oil exploration destroys the futures of everyone and everything we love.
Take action now! #ClimateActionNow #A22Network #Scream #COP27
Glue residue remained on the glass mount, police said, but the painting was not damaged.
The women are citizens of Finland, Denmark and Germany, authorities tweeted, adding that officials are “working to clarify their connection to Norway.”
Their actions followed similar incidents in which climate protesters from different groups threw mashed potatoes at Claude Monet’s “Grainstacks” in Germany, threw tomato soup on Vincent van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” and glued themselves to a wall in London, and targeted Johannes Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring” in Netherlands — a stunt that resulted in a two-month prison sentence for two suspects.
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