Environmental activists threw black liquid into the waters of a Roman fountain in Piazza di Spagna in the Italian capital, Rome, during a protest in which they spoke of the “end of the world” scenario.
The protests are part of movements to draw attention to climate change
Why the black liquid?
- Last Generation noted in a statement that the dumping of the black liquid into the water is “a warning of the apocalyptic scenario we are heading towards, with increasing pressure on the accelerator of the devastating droughts and floods that will end life on Earth.”
- Last Generation started as peaceful protests, but turned disruptive in Italy last year ahead of the general election, aiming to get politicians of all walks of life to make climate change a priority.
From soup to plating
The protests in Italy are part of a series of actions by the organization across Europe to draw attention to the phenomenon of climate change.
Activists in the organization threw soup, mashed potatoes and washable paint at various heritage sites and art pieces inside museums.