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'The Last Supper' painting, John Constable's 'The Hay Wain' targeted by UK climate protesters

LONDON - Climate protesters have stormed art galleries across London in recent days in protest of the production and licensing of new fossil fuels, gluing their hands to the frame of a 200-year-old famous English painting, as well as a 15th-century copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s "The Last Supper."On Tuesday, five protesters spray-painted the words "No New Oil" on an exhibition wall at the Royal Academy in London, where a copy of da Vinci’s "The Last Supper" is on display. They then glued their hands to the frame of the painting, which was believed to have been completed in 1520 by Italian painter Giampietrino, a pupil of Da Vinci. The original "Last Supper" (ca.

1495-98) is inside the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy. The incident was organized by supporters of Just Stop Oil, a U.K. climate activist group that has been behind several recent protests — including a similar incident involving a Vincent van Gogh painting and another John Constable oil painting. Footage shared by Just Stop Oil shows the protesters gathering at the painting.

One man can be seen spraying the words "No New Oil" onto the wall beneath the painting as the other protesters sit down, hands glued to the frame.Just Stop Oil activists are seen with spray-painted the words “No New Oil” on an exhibition wall at the Royal Academy in London, where a copy of Da Vinci’s “The Last Supper (https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/art-artists/work-of-art/the-last-supper)“ is A day prior, protesters also glued themselves to John Constable’s 1821 painting "The Hay Wain" at the National Gallery in London. They were later identified as Hannah Hunt, 23, and Eben Lazarus, 22, by Just Stop Oil.During that incident, the pair also covered the

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