Global News 4, 2023

The Soup-y Night

In mid-October of 2021, an out-of-the-box protest at London’s National Gallery of Art made headlines and went viral on social media. Climate activist Phoebe Plummer, along with the group Just Stop Oil, threw a can of tomato soup on Van Gogh’s infamous painting, Sunflowers. Plummer, a 21-year-old UK student, claims that they committed such an unusual and bizarre form of protest “to grab people’s attention—it hasn’t been done before, and it was something new.” 

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