The museum has reported that no piece has been damaged
Two activists have stained the display case of a replica of a pharaonic mummy with a liquid that simulated petroleum and have sprayed fake blood on the wall of a room in the Egyptian Museum of Barcelona as a sign of protest against the climate emergency, and then they have stuck to a showcase. The action has not caused any damage or damage to any piece, according to museum sources.
According to a statement from Extinction Rebellion, they are two militants from the Futuro Vegetal collective and, after sticking to the display case, they have displayed a banner criticizing CocaCola’s sponsorship of the COP27 climate summit in Egypt and warning of the rise in global temperature.
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We bathe the showcases of the Egyptian Museum in Barcelona with “blood and oil” to warn about the climate emergency.
We can’t take it anymore that governments launder their image in POPs to deceive the population without taking real measures. pic.twitter.com/32i6uxKiEf
FuturoVegetal (@FuturoVegetal) November 13, 2022
When the Mossos d’Esquadra arrived, the activists disengaged and were not arrested, since the liquid they used was marmalade, Catalan police sources explained to Europa Press.
In a tweet collected by Europa Press, Futuro Vegetal has criticized that “governments wash their image in POPs to deceive the population without taking real measures.”