Two Just Stop Oil protesters who threw Heinz tomato soup at Van Gogh’s Sunflowers in the National Gallery in central London have been arrested for criminal damage and aggravated trespass, the Metropolitan Police said.
The duo – named by the pressure group as Anna Holland, 20, and 21-year-old Phoebe Plummer – threw two tins of Heinz tomato soup over the iconic £76 million painting this morning before gluing themselves to a wall inside the Gallery.
Hours later, other rebellious eco-zealots from the campaign group launched a humiliating attack against the police, spraying orange paint over the New Scotland Yard HQ’s sign in Westminster, London – prompting officers to make 24 arrests.
It comes as activists continue with their relentless campaign of chaos, with today’s attacks marking the 14th consecutive day of protests which have caused mayhem across the capital.
The climate change stunt at the National Gallery saw the two Just Stop Oil demonstrators glue themselves to the floor after pouring soup over the iconic Van Gogh.