Protesters target 'Girl with a Pearl Earring' painting in Dutch museum

Climate activists have targeted Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer’s famed ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ at a museum in The Hague.

The Just Stop Oil protestors tried to glue themselves to the famous artwork but video footage shows them failing miserably.

Two men are seen wearing white t-shirts, and one activist can be seen trying to glue his bald head to the painting.

Dutch police have said three arrests had been made at a museum, but provided no details.

The artwork at the Mauritshuis in The Hague was not believed to be damaged, Dutch news agency ANP reported.

This morning they created a human barricade on a major junction in London – bringing traffic to a standstill.

Just Stop Oil protestors gathered near Mansion House tube station this morning.

Some glued themselves to the tarmac while others linked arms to block cars and buses from passing.

Campaigners are sat with banners at the junction linking Cannon Street, Queen Victoria Street and Garlick Hill.

Last week two activists have threw mashed potatoes at Claude Monet’s ‘Les Meules’ painting before gluing themselves to the floor.

The two Letzte Generation (Last Generation) campaigners entered Potsdam’s Barberini museum in Germany in high vis jackets before smearing the painting in potato.

Last month Just Stop Oil activists threw soup over a priceless painting by Vincent Van Gogh in the National Gallery.

The activists entered the central London gallery on 14 October and hurled a load of foodstuffs at the painting – the Dutch artist’s iconic ‘Sunflowers’ – then glued themselves to the wall in their latest environmental protest.

After chucking the soup at the painting, one of the protesters then asked the gathered crowd: ‘What is worth more, art or life? Is it worth more than food?

‘More than justice?’

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