8 Details that happened during the attack with ‘pastelazo’ suffered by the Mona Lisa

Over the weekend, another attack occurred against the famous painting by Leonardo Da Vinci, in the Louvre Museum in Paris. What is striking is that this time it is a cake.

Below we will detail, point by point, what happened before, during and after said attack, and what the repercussions will be for the person responsible.Adverts

1. It all started when an alleged “grandma in a wheelchair” threw a cake at the Mona Lisa painting.

The incident happened last Sunday afternoon, a man disguised as a “granny”, using a wig and a wheelchair, threw a milk cream cake at the famous painting of the Mona Lisa.

Some of the attendees panicked, others began to record with their cell phones. In one of the videos, one of the attendees can be heard laughing nervously, and reacting with disbelief to the event.


2. The man started throwing rose petals at the guards

Within seconds, the Museum guards peacefully subdued the attacker.

The man began to throw red petals at the guards, while shouting environmental slogans.

3. Fortunately, the painting is protected with an almost imperceptible glass

Museum staff quickly began cleaning the cream off the paint, and some became concerned because it seemed that with each cleaning the painting got worse.

However, the staff was confident, since the Mona Lisa painting has a protective bulletproof glass, which protects it from any attack.

4. What did the man say when security arrived to pick him up?

Although the man was quickly removed from the museum, he was not left without shouting his environmentalist slogans in front of the cameras.

“There are people who are destroying the Earth (…) Artists, think about the Earth. That’s why I’ve done it. Think of the planet”, said the Frenchman.

5. The Mona Lisa has been attacked with acid, stoned and stolen in the past.

It is not the first time that the Mona Lisa has been targeted by activists, extremists and protesters who are trying to damage it to gain notoriety.

In 1956, a mentally challenged Bolivian stoned the Mona Lisa, in the same year the painting was sprayed with acid, and in 1911 it was stolen.


6. What were your reasons behind the pie?

The man openly expressed the reasons for his attack, revealing that he did it for environmental reasons.

His speech criticizes that society is focusing on things like art, without paying attention to major problems, such as pollution and global warming of the planet.

7. The Louvre reported that the painting suffered no damage

The Louvre refrained from commenting on the incident, reportedly to avoid further scandal.

However, he informed the public that Leonardo Da Vinci’s painting had not suffered any damage.


8. The man was admitted to a “Psychiatric Infirmary”

The Paris prosecutor’s office reported that it opened an investigation against a 36-year-old man for “attempted degradation of a cultural asset.”

However, the prosecution is waiting for a psychiatric report on the man, to determine if he does not suffer from a mental disorder.



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