Mona Lisa attacked by cake-throwing climate activists

The Mona Lisa was attacked by a cake-throwing eco-warrior in a bizarre stunt that thankfully didn’t damage her famous smile.

Videos posted on social media appear to show a young man in a wig and lipstick arriving in a wheelchair at the Louvre in Paris on Sunday – then jumping up and attacking Leonardo da Vinci’s 16th-century masterpiece.

The man, who was not immediately identified, first tried to “smash the bulletproof glass,” said a witness, according to Agence France-Presse.

A cake-throwing activist attempted to damage the famous Mona Lisa in Paris but was thwarted by the painting's glass case.
A cake-throwing activist attempted to damage the famous Mona Lisa in Paris but was thwarted by the painting’s glass case.
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Then “he keeps smearing cake on the glass and throwing roses all over the place before being attacked by security,” the witness tweeted, going by the name Lukeee.

Other footage shows the protester being wrestled out of the famous museum in front of Mona Lisa’s famous smile intact.

“Think of Earth,” the wig-wearing attacker shouted after the attack.

“There are people who are destroying the earth. Think about it. Artists tell you: think of the earth. That’s why I did it,” he said, without explaining why it should make da Vinci’s masterpiece a goal.

Visitors take photos and videos of the painting "mona lisa" after cake has been smeared onto the protective glass.
Visitors take photos and video of the Mona Lisa painting after smearing cake on the protective glass.
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Other footage shows the protester being wrestled out of the famous museum in front of Mona Lisa's famous smile intact.
Other footage shows the protester being wrestled out of the famous museum in front of Mona Lisa’s famous smile intact.
Twitter/@klevisl007/via REUTERS
The man, who was not immediately identified, initially tried "shatter the bulletproof glass," said a witness.
The man, who was not immediately identified, first tried to “smash the bulletproof glass,” said a witness.
AP Photo/Thibault Camus, file

Staff quickly wiped off the cream, which was covered in bulletproof glass for a number of other attacks.

The Mona Lisa was stolen by a museum employee in 1911 and then damaged in an acid attack by a vandal in the 1950s.

In 2009, a Russian woman, angry at not being able to get French citizenship, threw a ceramic mug at it, smashing the mug but damaging neither the glass nor the painting.

Louvre officials were not immediately available for comment.

With postal wires

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