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In an oil strike, environmentalists dump soup over Van Gogh's sunflowers

At London's National Gallery, environmentalists of the ‘Just Stop Oil’ campaign threw tomato soup all over Vincent van Gogh's well-known painting Sunflowers, causing only slight damage to the frame. However, this act caused a stir throughout all social media platforms raising debatable questions about the UK government's recent activities regarding the Oil and Gas industry.


On the morning of Friday October 14, 2022, the campaign’s page posted a video of the two individuals, Phoebe Plummer and Anna Holland, throwing two tins of Heinz tomato soup on the Van Gogh painting of an estimated value of $84.2 million prior to gluing their hands on the wall and proclaiming, “What is worth more, art or life?” “Are you more concerned about the protection of a painting or the protection of our planet and people?” “Meanwhile crops are failing, millions of people are dying in monsoons, wildfires and severe drought. We cannot afford new oil and gas. It is going to take everything we know and love," before being escorted by security.