Two old women tried with a hammer to break the box protecting the Magna Carta

“Just Stop the Oil” fighters, in this case two over-80-year-old women, caused an incident against a cultural asset to draw attention to oil and gas exploitation. It is the same group that has carried out most of the attacks on artwork in museums in recent years.

new Attack on cultural property It happened this morning in London. Unlike A wave of vandalism by young climate activists Affecting major museums in Europe in recent years, this event was committed by two Elderly Ecologists at the British Library.

The organization confirmed this on its social media sites Two people attack the glass display case containing the Magna Carta in the Treasure Gallery. he safety equipments Place I intervened to prevent damagewhich was minimally done with a blow with a hammer and chisel.

Women who tried to access the Magna Carta

The Just Stop Oil group claimed responsibility for the incident, which occurred today around 10:40 a.m., and identified the two women as Reverend Sue Parfitt, 82, and Judy Bruce, an 85-year-old retired biology teacher. Which – as shown in the video recording the event – demands an emergency plan to “stop new oil and gas licenses by 2030.”

Older Magna Carta

Two women aged over 80 have broken the display case protecting the Magna Carta at the British Library

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By leading the protest, Parfit stated: “the The Magna Carta is rightly reveredBecause of its great importance to our history, freedoms and laws. But there will be no freedom, no legitimacy, and no rights if we allow climate breakdown to happen. After that, according to what the newspaper published The Independent, He added: “We must put things in proportion. “The abundance of life on Earth, and the climate stability that allows civilization to persist, is what should be revered and protected above all else, even above our most precious monuments.”

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“There will be no freedom, legitimacy or rights if we allow climate collapse to happen,” the women said, holding a banner denouncing the government’s “violation of the law.”

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Attacks on the British Library

the British Library The incident was reported to the police He confirmed through a statement that the historical Magna Carta remains intactPlease note that the Treasure Gallery will remain temporarily closed until further notice.

Neighbor to the British Museum, the National Library of the United Kingdom He began to recover from A A virtual attack affected the collection of books most requested by researchers and scholars. This left her paralyzed for several months, causing millions of dollars in losses. This document is considered the most complete in the world, as it includes in its collection 170 million documents, equivalent to 643 kilometers of bookshelves, from the Magna Carta Charter to handwritten verses of poetry by the Beatles. The most important of these assets is the Constitution Scroll, which dates back more than 800 years to the creation of the concept of human rights.

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