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Mona Lisa protest – Shock moment eco-warrior disguised as wheelchair-bound old woman smears CAKE on masterpiece


ART lovers have been left stunned as a man disguised as an old woman leapt from a wheelchair and threw a cake at the Mona Lisa.

Footage of the incident at the Louvre shows the world-famous painting smeared with cake by an eco-vandal before he is dragged away by security guards, as stunned onlookers watch on.

Shocked art lovers looked on as the Mona Lisa was smeared with cake

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Shocked art lovers looked on as the Mona Lisa was smeared with cake
Witnesses say the man was disguised as an elderly woman, and was tackled by Louvre security guards after attacking the famous portrait

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Witnesses say the man was disguised as an elderly woman, and was tackled by Louvre security guards after attacking the famous portrait
The Mona Lisa, one of the worlds most famous paintings, is protected in bulletproof glass - which shielded it from the attack

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The Mona Lisa, one of the worlds most famous paintings, is protected in bulletproof glass – which shielded it from the attack

Luckily, no damage was done to the masterpiece as it is protected by a bulletproof screen.

The eco-hooligan, who was in a wheelchair and dressed in a wig and lipstick, attacked the painting in a climate protest – although it is unclear why he chose the Mona Lisa as his target.

Following the cake-attack at the Louvre, in Paris, France, the perpetrator yelled: “Think about the Earth. People are in the process of destroying the Earth!

“Artists think about the Earth, that’s why I did this. Think of the planet!”

Witnesses said that the man rolled past the painting in the wheelchair before jumping to his feet and launching a cake at the portrait.

The man then allegedly threw a bouquet of roses into the air before being dragged away by security guards.

Baffled onlookers took to social media to share their shock, with one tweeting: “Maybe this is just nuts to me but an man dressed as an old lady jumps out of a wheel chair and attempted to smash the bullet proof glass of the Mona Lisa.

“Then proceeds to smear cake on the glass, and throws roses everywhere all before being tackled by security.”

The celebrated Leonardo Da Vinci portrait was painted in 1503, and has become one of the most famous pieces of artwork in the world.

It is viewed by over 10 million people per year, and this is not the first time it has been targeted.

It was famously nicked by a museum employee in 1911, and was returned two years later.

In 1956, the Mona Lisa was splashed with acid, whilst in 2009 a cup of tea was thrown against the painting.

The Sun has reached out to The Louvre for comment.

The incident was caught on camera by a throng of onlookers after a man dressed as an elderly woman threw a cake at the Mona Lisa

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The incident was caught on camera by a throng of onlookers after a man dressed as an elderly woman threw a cake at the Mona LisaCredit: Reuters
Witnesses said the man leapt from a wheelchair, launched a cake at the famed painting, then threw a bouquet of roses in the air before being tackled by Louvre security

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Witnesses said the man leapt from a wheelchair, launched a cake at the famed painting, then threw a bouquet of roses in the air before being tackled by Louvre security





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