Climate Crazies Glue Themselves to Van Gogh Paintings in Protest against Fossil Fuel
'We don’t wanna be doing this, we’re here glued to this painting'
Climate extremists from the Just Stop Oil group took to gluing themselves to Vincent van Gogh and William Turner's paintings in an effort to blackmail the government into halting fossil fuel projects.
“Sorry everybody, we don’t wanna be doing this, we’re here glued to this painting, this beautiful painting, because we’re terrified for our future,” explained one of the protesters.
The video was posted on social media by TalkTV showing him and a comrade glued to van Gogh’s Peach Trees In Blossom in London’s Courtauld Gallery.
BREAKING: Just Stop Oil protesters have glued themselves to a Vincent Van Gogh painting at London's Courtauld Gallery. More follows... pic.twitter.com/5a1ZblKgzu— TalkTV (@TalkTV) June 30, 2022
“We’re here for a group called Just Stop Oil, we expect to be arrested today,” he went on.
The protester, Louis McKechnie, s a serial protester from the group, having previously halted play at a Premier League football match by attaching himself to a goalpost.
The activist also held up traffic on one of Britain’s busiest roads by gluing himself to the M25 motorway.
“We’re here because the UK government is pushing through 40 new fossil fuel projects, and with every single project they sign it’s like signing our death warrant,” the activist went on.
BREAKING: Just Stop Oil protesters have glued themselves to a Turner painting at Manchester Art Gallery. pic.twitter.com/8Qj9UitCny— TalkTV (@TalkTV) July 1, 2022
“For 30 years we’ve been outside Parliament with our banners and our flags, and for 30 years nothing has been done,” he added, perhaps somewhat dubiously considering his adolescent appearance.
Just Stop Oil activists also glued themselves to Thomson’s Aeolian Harp by William Turner in the Manchester Art Gallery, far from London — suggesting a level of national co-ordination by the climate extremist group.
The Manchester activists also vandalized the floor of the gallery near the painting with a crude spraypaint doodle and the slogan ‘NO NEW OIL’.
“Throw them in prison,” commented GB News pundit Sophie Corcoran, asking:
“How many times are we going to keep arresting them, then letting them off?”