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Climate activists daub mud on St Mark's Basilica in Venice

2023-12-07T12:17:08.022Z

Highlights: Climate activists daub mud on St Mark's Basilica in Venice. Protesters used fire extinguishers to spray liquid mud on the church walls. "We are here to sound the fire alarm,' said the activists. Venice is sinking because ourgovernments have not taken action against the climate crisis, they said. The protesters unfurled a banner reading'repair fund' in the Italian city's main square. The protest was called a 'non-violent protest' by the activists, who were joined by a French tourist.


Climate activists on Thursday daubed mud on the outside of St Mark's Basilica in Venice in an act of protest they called "a fire alarm". © ANSA


(ANSA) - ROME, DEC 7 - Climate activists on Thursday daubedmud on the outside of St Mark's Basilica in Venice in an act ofprotest they called "a fire alarm".
   The protesters used fire extinguishers to spray liquid mud onthe church walls, then unfurled a banner reading 'repair fund'.
   "We are here to sound the fire alarm,' said the activists.
   "This is a non-violent protest. Venice is sinking because ourgovernments have not taken action against the climate crisis,"they continued.
   "Today those of you who are here to take photos and visit thischurch are privileged. You are the last ones who will be able tosee this church above sea level," they concluded.
   A French tourist and her daughter joined the protest beforeDigos officers arrived at the scene. (ANSA).

Source: ansa

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