Activists glue themselves to Goya paintings in Spanish climate protest

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MADRID, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Climate activists glued themselves to the frames of 2 world-famous paintings by Spanish maestro Francisco de Goya successful Madrid's Prado depository connected Saturday, the latest successful a drawstring of protests targeting artworks crossed Europe.

A antheral and a pistillate attached themselves to Goya's "La Maja Vestida" (The Clothed Maja) and his "La Maja Desnuda" (The Naked Maja), and painted "+1.5 C" connected the partition betwixt the 2 works, video footage showed.

Campaign radical Futuro Vegetal said its members carried retired the protest.

"Last week the UN recognised the impossibility of keeping america beneath the bounds of 1.5 Celsius (agreed astatine the 2016 Paris clime agreement). We request alteration now," it wrote connected Twitter.

Groups of clime activists person mounted a bid of akin protests successful caller weeks successful the build-up to adjacent week's COP27 clime alteration league successful Egypt.

Protesters tried to glue themselves to the solid covering Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring" successful The Hague and others threw crockery implicit Van Gogh's "The Sower" successful Rome and 1 of his Sunflowers paintings successful London. Both of those works were besides covered.

The Prado said its paintings had not been damaged, but unit would person to repair the partition betwixt the 2 works which were created astatine the crook of the 18th and 19th centuries.

"We condemn the usage of the depository arsenic a spot to marque a governmental protestation of immoderate kind," the assemblage added.

Police said 2 radical had been arrested.

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Reporting by Graham Keeley and Silvio Castellanos; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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