Paris Incident A person throws a piece at the Mona Lisa at The Louvre.

According to multiple videos on social media, a man made cake on the Mona Lisa painting at the Louvre museum in Paris on Sunday afternoon before being subdued and taken by security agents.

Paris Incident A person throws a piece at the Mona Lisa at The Louvre.

According to multiple videos on social media, a man made cake on the Mona Lisa painting at the Louvre museum in Paris on Sunday afternoon before being subdued and taken by security agents.

Witnesses claim that the person disguised himself as an elderly lady sitting in a wheelchair before he approached Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece. He then tried to break the glass that secured the Mona Lisa, and then threw some cake onto it. The individual then began to throw roses around him.

On the videos, we can see museum staff cleaning the Mona Lisa painting's protective glass in front of dumbfounded visitors.

Consider the Earth. People are destroying the Earth.

In other videos, we can see the man wearing a cap over his head being escorted along by security guards. He exclaims: "Think about the Earth." There are many people who are destroying our planet. It is amazing. Artists (Illa?) The artists (Illa?) will tell you to "think of the Earth". Artists, think about the Earth. This is why I did it. Consider the planet.

It is not the first instance of vandalism affecting Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting. A Russian visitor to Louvre was arrested in August 2009 after throwing a teacup towards "La Joconde". The museum explained that the cup had fallen against an armored display box, which had been lightly scratched.

A Bolivian man hurled a stone at La Joconde in December 1956. It severely injured her left elbow. She was then placed behind a safe display case.

Since 2005, the Mona Lisa has been presented behind armored glasses, protected by a special container where temperature and humidity are controlled. This makes it the most visited museum in the world, with ten million visitors each year before Covid-19.

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