Climate change activists throw paint at opera house in Milan

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RaiNews – Environmental activists have thrown paint on the walls of the Teatro alla Scala, an opera house in the Italian city of Milan. 

Five activists were stopped from entering the building by security. They carried signs that read “the last generation, no gas or coal”. This is the latest of a number of similar environmental protests relating to symbols of cultural significance across Europe, the first of which took place in London where activists smeared a Van Gogh painting with tomato soup (with no damage caused to the painting itself). 

Last month, activists demonstrated at an exhibition in Rome held at the Palazzo Bonaparte, hurling pea soup at ‘The Sower’, another Van Gogh painting. On this occasion, the action was carried out by three members of the ‘Last Generation’ environmental group, an Italian offshoot of Extinction Rebellion. 

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