“Ultima Generazione” (“Last Generation”) poured charcoal into the water to turn it black.
The barbarians are back in Rome.
This time, they are taking the form of climate crisis zealots intent on destroying icons of Western Civilization.
The target of their most recent protest is Rome’s famous Trevi Fountain.
Seven young activists protesting against climate change climbed into the Trevi Fountain in Rome on Sunday and poured diluted charcoal into the water to turn it black.
The protesters from the “Ultima Generazione” (“Last Generation”) group held up banners saying “We won’t pay for fossil (fuels),” and shouted “our country is dying”.
Uniformed police waded into the water to take away the activists, with many tourists filming the stunt and a few of the onlookers shouting insults at the protesters, video footage showed.
The protestors have completely bought into the climate hysteria promoted by many politicians, the elite media, and academia.
Activist Charlie, 18, said: ‘I’m taking my first non-violent civil disobedience action to get institutions to stop investing in fossil fuels.
‘Flood disasters and drought and extreme heat events have triggered fear, anxiety, and anger in me.’
They added they expect to be punished for their actions by the Italian government, but said: ‘By now, however, it should be clear that we are not the real ecovandals, the real barbarians are those who continue to accelerate the environmental devastation underway for mere economic profit.’
Mattia, 19, who did not give his last name, was cited as taking part ‘because the horrible tragedy experienced in these days in Emilia Romagna is a forewarning of the black future that awaits mankind’.
Many are angered at the continued attacks on Europe’s cultural heritage.
Rome mayor Roberto Gualtieri condemned the protest, the latest in a series of acts targeting works of art in Italy.
“Enough of these absurd attacks on our artistic heritage,” he wrote on Twitter.
The tradition is for visitors to toss coins into the famous 18th century Trevi Fountain to ensure that they will return to Rome one day.
Fortunately, it appears that the fountain was not damaged during the stunt.
The black, carbon-based liquid poured into the water ended up depositing on the fountain’s waterproof base, preventing it from staining the marble.
“According to a first verification, there is no permanent damage because the black paint ended up on the waterproofed material and not on the marble, so it should be possible to clean it. The problem is when it gets to the marble, which is porous,” the councilor told the media. .
Gualtieri celebrated that thanks to the “quick” action of the police, the activists were only able to pour out two of the “numerous” cans of dye they carried with them.
Legal Insurrection readers will likely know the Trevi Fountain from Federico Fellini’s film “La Dolce Vita.”
Sadly, for the young people who have bought into the climate hysteria, their life has been made bitter through pseudoscience and a media quick to make everything an apocalyptic disaster.DONATE
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