Climate protesters took responsibility for defacing a Tom Thomson painting of the Algonquin Park region at the National Gallery of Canada on Tuesday.
A group called On2Ottawa posted a video of one of their supporters splattering and smearing pink paint on the 1915 canvas Northern River.
On2Ottawa bills itself as “humans engaging in peaceful civil disobedience to demand action on the climate and ecological crisis.”
One man was arrested and is potentially facing criminal charges.
The gallery reports that the painting was unharmed as a glazed panel protects it.
Northern River was inspired by a sketch completed in the winter of 1914-15, likely from the Algonquin Park region.
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