Environmental activists tossed maple syrup on an Emily Carr canvas on Saturday before slapping it on a wall at the Vancouver Art Gallery. They are calling for an end to a pipeline construction project in northern British Columbia.
A spokesperson for the group Stop Fracking Around said that these activists had targeted the “Stumps and sky” painting displayed in the Vancouver museum. Don Marshall explained that this act of protest was intended to draw public attention to climate change.
He added that activists were demanding that the authorities halt the ongoing Coastal Gaslink pipeline project. This infrastructure would connect Dawson Creek to Kitimat.
The museum or the Vancouver Police Department did not respond to an interview request.
“It is only to convince the public and our leaders to act against this climate emergency that Canada has declared. That’s the logic behind this move,” Marshall said.
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