Man throws cake at Mona Lisa painting at Louvre Museum in Paris | USA TODAY

January 11, 2023

Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece was protected by glass and unharmed, but the act drew crowds as security wiped cake from the Mona Lisa’s portrait.

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The cake attack left a white, creamy smear on the glass, but the famous work by Leonardo da Vinci was unharmed.

Security guards escorted the wig-wearing activist away as he called out to surprised visitors in the gallery: “Think of the Earth. There are people who are destroying the Earth. Think about it. Artists tell you: Think of the Earth. That’s why I did this.”

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