A climate activist clung to the table of a Dutch television show on Tuesday evening. The video of the incident is gaining popularity on social media. Local news websites dutchnews.nl identified the activist as Jelle de Graaf. He discussed recent protests by activists throwing food on art, such as the Van Gogh soup incident, on the talk show Jinek. During the conversation, the activist suddenly climbed onto the talk show table and clung to it.
“I’m stuck here in a live program, and I’m going to talk about the climate and the ecological crisis. People are going to die Beau,” he told presenter Beau van Erven Dorens. dutchnews.nl.
The news host continued to talk to the activist, as seen in the video, not calling his action “very sympathetic and civilized,” another local outlet reported. EN Times.
During the commercial break, the table was carried away from the studio while De Graaf screamed, dutchnews.nl reports. the workers tipped the table and the activist slipped off and was able to move his hands freely, the outlet further reported.
There have been a number of incidents where climate activists have thrown food over art to draw attention to the crisis facing the world. Just Stop Oil activists went to Madame Tussauds in London on Monday to smear cake on the wax figure of King Charles III.
On Thursday, an activist stuck to Johannes Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring” in a Dutch museum. Three men were arrested after the attack in the Mauritshuis in The Hague on the 1665 masterpiece that inspired a bestseller and a Hollywood film.