Climate activists have attempted to glue themselves to Edvard Munch’s masterpiece The Scream.
The painting was targeted at the National Museum of Norway in Oslo on Friday.
Police were called after two activists attempted to glue themselves to the artwork.
A third individual filmed the pair trying to affix to the painting, ultimately failing to do so.
Following the incident, officers said that there was glue residue on the glass mount.
The room where the glass-protected painting is exhibited was cleared of people and closed.
Environmental campaigners from the Norwegian organisation, Stopp oljeletinga (Norwegian for Stop Oil Exploration) were behind the stunt.
The group said they wanted to “pressure lawmakers into stopping oil exploration”.
It is not the first time that a famous painting in a European museum has been targeted.
Two Belgian activists were sentenced to two months in prison after one of them tried to glue their head to glass covering Johannes Vermeer’s ‘Girl with a Peal Earring’ in The Hague.
Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s soup cans piece was also targeted by protesters in Australia, while activists threw mashed potatoes at a Claude Monet painting in Germany.
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