Climate activists fail to glue themselves to ‘The Scream’ painting in Norway: ‘I scream for people dying’

Climate activists in Norway tried to flash themselves on Edvard Munch’s 1893 painting “The Scream” at a museum in Oslo on Friday.

Police in Norway say two people tried to drag themselves to the famous painting while a third person filmed them. “The Scream” was in a glass protective frame, preventing any damage.

While the painting was not damaged, glue residue can be seen on the glass mount.

Video of people trying to hang themselves on a glass frame with a man screaming “I scream for people to die”.

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People look at Edvard Munch "scream" At the National Gallery in Oslo, Norway, Sunday, January 13, 2019. On Friday, November 11, 2022, activists from the organization 'Stopp oljeletinga' (Stop Oil Exploration) try to glue themselves to the frame of the painting.

People look at Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” at the National Gallery in Oslo, Norway, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. On Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, activists from the organization “Stopp oljeletinga” (Stop Oil Exploration) . Attach yourself to the frame of the painting.
(Heiko Junge/NTB Scanpix via AP)

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“I cringe when lawmakers ignore the science,” another person yelled.

The men are from the Norwegian group “Stop Oljeletinga”, which means Stop Oil Exploration, and said they “want to put pressure on lawmakers to stop oil exploration.”

This is not the first time that climate activists have tried to glue their hands to the paintings.

On November 5, climate activists in Spain went to the Prado Museum in Madrid and tried to get their hands on several paintings by Francisco de Goya.

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Climate change activists are destroying a painting to raise awareness about climate change.
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Activists glued their hands to the paintings and painted “+1.5 C” on the wall of the museum.

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In a statement, the museum said the paintings were not damaged and condemned the activity.

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Activists drag themselves to Goya’s “Las Majas” in protest of the climate emergency
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“We condemn the use of the museum as a venue for any form of political protest,” the statement read.

On October 23, Liszt Generation activists threw mashed potatoes at a $110 million Monet painting in the Potsdam Museum.

The group said they threw mashed potatoes on the painting to raise awareness about the dangers of fossil fuels.

“We make this #Monet an audience for the state and the public,” the group tweeted. “If it takes a painting – with #MashedPotatoes or #TomatoSoup sprinkled on it – to remind society that the fossil fuel course is killing us all: then we’ll give you #MashedPotatoes on a painting!”

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Sally Hickson, an art historian at the University of Guelph in Canada, previously told Fox News Digital that she questioned whether the activities would really change minds.

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“Does it convince people? It’s very hard to convince people when people are blind to what’s going on around the planet. I don’t know if it will convince any of those people,” Hickson said. “I mean, I think we live in an age where people care a lot about things.

The Associated Press and Fox News’ Julia Musto and Bradford Betz contributed to this report.


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