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Italian eco-fans are sticking their hands to Botticelli's masterpiece Primavera at an art gallery in Florence in the latest climate change stunt inspired by the Just Stop Oil vandals.
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Italian eco-fans are sticking their hands to Botticelli’s masterpiece Primavera at an art gallery in Florence in the latest climate change stunt inspired by the Just Stop Oil vandals.

Three environmental activists affixed themselves to the glass of an iconic Renaissance painting in the Botticelli Room of the Uffizi Gallery in Italy at 10:30 a.m. Friday.

The protest was led by an unnamed man and two women from the climate activist group Ultima Generazione “The Last Generation” who unfurled a banner in front of them that read: “Last Generation – No Gas, No Coal.”

Italian eco-fans are sticking their hands to Botticelli’s masterpiece Primavera at an art gallery in Florence in the latest climate change stunt inspired by the Just Stop Oil vandals.

Three environmental activists affixed themselves to the glass of an iconic Renaissance painting in the Botticelli Room of the Uffizi Gallery in Italy at 10:30 am this morning.

Three environmental activists affixed themselves to the glass of an iconic Renaissance painting in the Botticelli Room of the Uffizi Gallery in Italy at 10:30 am this morning.

Luckily, the iconic piece of art was not damaged due to

Luckily, the iconic piece of art was not damaged due to “special protection”.

According to the Italian news agency Ansa, activists who paid for tickets to enter the gallery were escorted out of the gallery by the police.

Fortunately, the artwork was not damaged due to “special protection”.

The gallery said in a statement: “If the administration had not made a decision a few years ago to give special protection to the museum’s major masterpieces, today we would have had significant damage to the work, as happened recently in other museums. .’

However, the group posted a statement on their website explaining that they are taking care to take “great care” and examine the artwork to avoid causing damage.

They wrote: “We took great care not to damage Botticelli’s Primavera. Neither the frame nor the glass protecting the canvas were at risk.

The protest was led by an unnamed man and two women from the climate activist group Ultima Generazione

The protest was led by an unnamed man and two women from the climate activist group Ultima Generazione “The Last Generation” who unfurled a banner in front of them that read: “Last Generation – No Gas, No Coal.”

“To be sure, we consulted with restorers who advised us to use an adhesive suitable for glass and frames. It is important for us to appreciate art, and not to damage it, as our governments do with the only planet that is at our disposal.”

The protest comes after Just Stop Oil activists provoked fury earlier this month when they held a protest at the National Gallery by covering their own version of John Constable’s “Hay Cart” painting with double yellow lines, pollution and a washing machine .

Two students who are environmental demonstrators covered a world-famous painting in London with an imitation of an “undated” version, including an airplane, before sticking their hands to the frame to protest British oil and gas projects on 4 July.

The group stated that their reimagined version of the priceless 1821 work, which depicts a rural scene on the River Stour in Suffolk, is “a nightmarish scene demonstrating how oil will destroy our countryside”.

Art historians and experts have expressed concern that the vandals, two students from the University of Brighton who previously participated in the Just Stop Oil protests, could cause irreparable damage to the 19th-century masterpiece.

Just Stop Oil protesters cover John Constable's

Just Stop Oil protesters cover John Constable’s “Hay Cart” at the National Gallery in London earlier this month.

Just Stop Oil protesters stick their hands to the frame of John Constable's

Just Stop Oil protesters stick their hands to the frame of John Constable’s “Hay Cart” painting at the National Gallery July 4.

Just Stop Oil protesters cover John Constable's

Just Stop Oil protesters cover John Constable’s “Hay Cart” painting at the National Gallery in London.

The National Gallery later issued a statement explaining that The Hay Trade suffered minor damage to the painting’s frame and varnish, which were repaired before the painting was re-hung in Gallery Room 34.

Dr Adrian Hilton, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, has previously said: “How is this even possible at the National Gallery? I mean, it’s John Constable’s masterpiece; National treasure. Is it really so easy to cover up or, God forbid, destroy?

Just Stop Oil activists have staged similar protests in art galleries in Glasgow, Manchester and London over the past month, and on Wednesday the group blocked a motorway, causing nine hours of chaos on the M25.

Three environmental activists accused of causing nine hours of havoc on the roads by climbing onto a bridge over the M25 motorway will stand trial after pleading not guilty.

Cressida Gethin, 20, Alexander Wilcox, 21, and Emma Money, 45, are charged with disorderly conduct after a Just Stop Oil demonstration on Wednesday morning.

They are accused of forcing the highway to be blocked in both directions by climbing onto a bridge and unfurling banners.

They pleaded not guilty at Ealing Magistrates’ Court in west London on Friday.

Specialist police climbers lower a protester with a winch from climate campaign group Just Stop Oil after they climbed onto an overpass over the M25 motorway.

Specialist police climbers lower a protester with a winch from climate campaign group Just Stop Oil after they climbed onto an overpass over the M25 motorway.

Officers escort a protester away after three different sections of the M25 experienced chaos on Wednesday due to overlaps and huge traffic jams.

Officers escort a protester away after three different sections of the M25 experienced chaos on Wednesday due to overlaps and huge traffic jams.

The defendants allegedly harnessed themselves to junctions 14 and 15 on the southwest side of Surrey. London runs along the M25, which is 117 miles long.

Gethin of Dorston, Herefordshire; Wilcox of South Fifth Street, Milton Keynes; and Money, of High Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, were released on bail.

They will next appear before the Inner London Crown Court on 19 August.

“The police were notified that the protesters were planning to disrupt the M25 and so the police arrived on the scene,” Beata Murphy said, speaking at Ealing Magistrates’ Court.

“The decision was to stop traffic on the road because it was simply too dangerous and the protesters kept moving across the overpass.

“There were long tails in both directions. At Heathrow Airport, several flights were unable to take off due to staff not being able to get to work.”

The court was told that a total of 26 flights were delayed due to the Just Stop Oil demonstration at Poile Interchange, causing “incredible damage to airlines”.

Ms Murphy added: “For safety reasons, the protesters were wearing seat belts and stuck to the portal.

“Once the police were on the bridge, the protesters went limp and disobeyed, endangering themselves and the officers.”

A police van waits as protesters from the Just Stop the Oil climate campaign group climbed onto the M25 overpass between junction 14 and junction 15, closing both roadways.

A police van waits as protesters from the Just Stop the Oil climate campaign group climbed onto the M25 overpass between junction 14 and junction 15, closing both roadways.

Money’s defense attorney, Mr. John Bryant, said: “This is a complex case involving multiple testimonies and witness statements.

“I foresee complex legal disputes and it is only fitting that I go before the Crown Court.

“There will be disputes on Articles 10 and 11 from a human rights perspective.

“There will be legal disputes about whether the action was a public nuisance. If it violated public order, was there any reasonable justification for it?

He added: “There will be arguments about recklessness and arguments about the police and how they responded and whether it is proportionate to prosecution.”

The case was sent to the Crown Court due to its “unusual legal complexity”.

In a statement released shortly before the demonstrations, Just Stop Oil said it was “declaring the M25 motorway as a site of civil resistance” this week.

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