A strange attack, with blows of cake. Last Sunday, several visitors to the Louvre Museum posted on social media images of an act of vandalism against the glass protecting the Mona Lisa, the museum’s most popular painting. As reported by some witnesses cited by our colleagues from Le Parisien, a man disguised as an elderly person would have jumped out of his wheelchair to spread a piece of cake on the protective support, under the dumbfounded eyes of the visitors of the day.

Attacking La Gioconda with a cake @lagioconda @monnalisa @cakeinface pic.twitter.com/2AurYY3PaY

An empty wheelchair that has crossed the regulatory security cordon to admire the painting does indeed appear in images, while museum staff members are responsible for cleaning up the slight damage. “It seems unreal to me, but a man dressed as an old lady got up from a wheelchair and tried to break the protective glass of the Mona Lisa, says a user quoted by Le Parisien. He then spread cake on the glass, and threw roses around him before being overpowered by security. »

Another video shows the alleged perpetrator of the pastry incident, a young man wearing a wig, being escorted out. The man says he wanted to draw attention to the climate crisis. “Think of the earth,” he says. There are people who are destroying the earth. Think about it. Artists tell you: “think of the earth”. That’s why I did this. Think about the planet. »

Can anybody translate what ole dude was saying as they where escorting him out?�� pic.twitter.com/Uy2taZ4ZMm