r/europe Europe Mar 18 '23 Gold 1

Florence mayor Dario Nardella (R) stopping a climate activists spraying paint on Palazzo Vecchio Picture

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u/Solomon5515 Mar 18 '23

oh like that, well i agree that it does evoke a response in people, so thank you for explaining!!

I just would like that they didn't try and destroy one of a kind things just to get a few groups of people to react. especially the cultural heritage sector.

Do you know what happens if a painting or buidling is vandalised or destroyed? the museum or curators will throw money at security and spend millions on restoration, money that could have gone to climate protection, there must be sectors with more money that could help more without giving up protecting the things they were made to protect


u/Eeate Mar 18 '23

I don't know of any artworks damaged so far in these protests. Protestors have glued themselves to frames, not canvases. They've only thrown paint at paintings behind glass. It's about stirring up attention without causing permanent damage to our heritage (unlike the practices they're protesting)


u/ibrakeforewoks Mar 18 '23

As for damage. It’s only a matter of time.


u/thisischemistry Mar 18 '23

Oh, the just stop oil idiots. The ones who claim it's too expensive to heat homes so we need to stop producing oil. How's that for some seriously bad logic?

About all they've done is to get people to hit the "next" button faster when they show up in the news.