Italian climate activists turned Rome’s famous Trevi Fountain black on Sunday, saying the floods that killed 14 people in the country’s northeast were “a warning”.
Activists from the anti-climate change organization Last Generation climbed the landmark fountain and doused it with vegetable-based carbon liquid, before being escorted away by police.
The most beautiful moment in the Trevi Fountain saw Swedish actress Anita Ekberg bathing in Federico Fellini’s film “La Dolce Vita”.
The protest came as Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni arrived in Emilia Romagna to visit areas devastated by floods described as the worst in a century after six months of rain fell within 36 hours. .
More than 36,000 people were made homeless by the disaster, with costs of hundreds of millions of euros.
Mattia, 19, who did not give his last name, is said to have joined “because the terrible tragedy experienced these days in Emilia Romagna is a warning of the dark future that awaits humanity”.
The Last Generation began staging peaceful but disruptive protests in Italy last year before the general election, urging politicians from all parties to make climate change their priority.
The protests in Italy are part of a series of actions across Europe to draw attention to climate change.
Activists throw soup, cake, mashed potatoes or washable paint at heritage and cultural sites and works of art in museums.