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The painting ‘Mona Lisa’ was attacked by a man disguised as an old woman

A man tries to vandalize a painting of the Mona Lisa at the Louvre museum in France, apparently to demonstrate for the environment.

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The Mona Lisa painting is smeared on the protective glass

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Sky News on May 30 reported that a man disguised as an old woman in a wheelchair suddenly attacked her painting. Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum in Paris (France).

The incident happened on May 29 and witnesses said that a man “dressed as an old woman” suddenly got up from his wheelchair and tried to break the glass protecting the artist’s painting. Leonardo da Vinci.

An eyewitness said the unidentified man then smeared cake on the glass and threw roses everywhere before being caught by security forces.

Pictures online show him telling people around him to “think about the planet, there are people destroying the planet, think about it, that’s why I do it”.

The man wearing lipstick and wearing a wig was then taken away by security forces. It is not clear how he will be handled. Management Louvre museum did not respond to a request for comment.

The portrait of the Mona Lisa was painted by the Italian artist da Vinci between 1503-1519. This painting was not affected in the above incident, as it is protected by thick bulletproof glass.

This glazing was installed after the incident in 1956 when the lower part of the painting was splashed with acid by a vandal. After the above incident, museum staff quickly cleaned the cake stuck on the protective glass and the Louvre continued to operate normally.

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