Louvre Museum: the “Mona Lisa” targeted by a piece of cake

Louvre Museum: the “Mona Lisa” targeted by a piece of cake

Udo strange attack, with cake shots. Last Sunday, several visitors to the Louvre Museum posted images on social networks of an act of vandalism against the glass protecting the Mona Lisa, the most popular painting in the museum. As reported by some witnesses quoted by our colleagues from Le Parisien, a man disguised as an elderly person would have jumped out of his wheelchair in order to spread a piece of cake on the protective support, under the dumbfounded eyes of the visitors of the day.

Attacking La Gioconda with a cake @The Gioconda @monnalisa @cakeinface pic.twitter.com/2AurYY3PaY

– Sergio Migliaccio (@MSergio_) May 29, 2022

An empty wheelchair that has crossed the regulatory security cordon to admire the painting does indeed appear in images, while museum staff members are responsible for cleaning up the slight damage. “It seems unreal to me, but a man dressed as an old lady got up from a wheelchair and tried to break the protective glass of the Mona Lisa, says a user quoted by The Parisian. He then spread cake on the glass, and threw roses around him before being overpowered by security. »

An act to call for the protection of the planet
Another video shows the alleged perpetrator of the pastry incident, a young man wearing a wig, being escorted out. The man says he wanted to draw attention to the climate crisis.

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