Italian Climate Activists Glue Themselves to Botticelli's Primavera

Two Italian climate activists glued themselves to Boticelli’s Primavera in Florence, Italy, on Friday, July 22.

Footage of the demonstration filmed by Michele Giuli shows two activists kneeling in front of the Primavera painting in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, each with one hand glued to the protective glass covering the canvas.

A third activist helped the pair unroll a banner carrying the logo of Ultima Generazione, an Italian activist group carrying out non-violent civil disobedience campaigns calling for government action on climate change.

The pair spoke on the importance of climate action for the preservation of art and culture before a man approached them, ripped their hands off the painting, and dragged them along the museum floor.

Ultima Generazione said in a press release that the neither the painting, frame, or protective glass was damaged in by the protest. Credit: Michele Giuli via Storyful

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