German climate protesters throw mashed potatoes at Monet Les Meules painting

A screen grab of the video shows two German climate members throwing mashed potatoes at Monet Les Meules painting.

Members of a climate protestors group, who were protesting against fossil fuel extraction, threw mashed potatoes at a Monet painting worth $110m in Germany.

Two members from the group Last Generation approached Monet’s Les Meules at the Barberini Museum in Potsdam and threw the potato over the painting and its gold frame, Skynews reported.

Footage from the stunt shows the members of the group, wearing orange high-vis vests, throwing the mixture before gluing themselves to the wall below the painting.

One group member then shouts as confused gallery visitors walk behind the painting: “Does it take mashed potato on a painting to make you listen?

“This painting is not going to be worth anything if we have to fight over food. When will you finally start to listen?”

Four people were involved in the stunt, according to the German news agency dpa.

The painting, part of Monet’s celebrated Haystacks series, was sold at auction three years ago for $110m, the news report said.


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