Environmental activists have the wax figure of King Charles III. pelted with chocolate cake at Madame Tussauds in London. As the group "Just Stop Oil" announced, two of its members crushed the cakes in the face of the wax figure of the 73-year-old monarch, who is considered a staunch environmentalist, on Monday. The police reported a total of four arrests.
A video of the group shows the two activists taking two cakes out of their bags and crushing them on the face of the wax figure. As one of them yells, "The science is clear, the demands are simple. Just stop the oil. It's a piece of cake" - using the term "piece of cake".
The group "Just Stop Oil" had organized various actions and blockades since the beginning of the month, including showering activists in London's National Gallery with tomato soup by Vincent Van Gogh's masterpiece "Sunflowers". With her actions she wants to stop all new oil and gas projects.
On Sunday, two activists from the group "Last Generation" threw mashed potatoes at a painting by the Impressionist painter Claude Monet in Potsdam's Barberini Museum. There have also been spectacular protests by environmental and climate activists in other cities.