At least two environmentalists defaced the wax figure of King Charles III. (73) in London's Madame Tussauds Museum with a cake. Following Monday's protest, the British royal-inspired exhibition is now temporarily closed.
The British king, who is actually known for his great environmental awareness, is at the center of the latest environmental protection protests. Video footage posted to social media shows two protesters wearing Just Stop Oil t-shirts throwing a cake in the king's face. As the "BBC" further reports, the activists called for an end to the new oil and gas agreements. The man and woman and two others have been arrested, according to the Metropolitan Police.
Madame Tussauds said: "Around 10.50am today (October 24) protesters entered the 'World Stage' zone at Madame Tussauds London and appeared to throw what was believed to be a cake at our Royal Family figures."
A few days ago, activists from the same protest group threw tomato soup at the "Sunflowers" painting by Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) in London's National Gallery. A pane of glass in front of the work of art prevented major damage, according to the museum it was "slightly damaged".
Meanwhile, the environmental activists are getting support from prominent quarters: Irish rock star and activist Bob Geldof (71), who has long campaigned for climate and humanitarian causes, said, according to "Sky News" of the "Radio Times": "The climate activists have 1000 percent Right. And I support them 1000 percent."
"It's insulting to destroy van Gogh's genius. It gets you nowhere," Geldof continued. "But it was wise to throw it at the glass because you knew it wasn't going to be destroyed," he added. The protests were "annoying" for many, but did not cause any real damage: "They don't kill anyone. Climate change will," he summarized his assessment.