Van Gogh Museum protested over ties to Shell
Activist group Fossil Free Culture protested in front of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam on Sunday. The group believes that the museum should not be sponsored by Shell, NU.nl reports.
The black clad protestors used torn and broken umbrellas to represent landscapes spoiled by Shell's fossil fuel mining, oil spills and carbon emissions, the group said on Twitter.
The Van Gogh museum will not press charges against the protesters, a spokesperson said to NU.nl, calling their demonstration a "peaceful action" that the museum regards as "freedom of expression".
Fossil Free Culture previously protested at the Van Gogh museum in May. Since then, the museum has been trying to arrange a meeting with the group to discuss why they work with Shell. So far that meeting hasn't been arranged, according to the newspaper.