Activists covered the artwork in mashed potatoes Photo: @AufstandLastGen

Climate change activists threw mashed potatoes at Claude Monet’s “Melie” before it stuck to the floor.

Two members of the Letzte Generation (last generation) campaign entered the Barberini Museum in Potsdam, Germany this afternoon wearing eyelet jackets.

Dramatic footage shows the moment the pair throw mashed potatoes all over the historic artwork.

They throw two bowls of mashed potatoes at him before taping his hands to the floor.

It remains unclear if the work was damaged or if it is behind protective glass.

Sharing the video on the group’s Twitter account, a spokesperson said: “We’re making this #Monet the stage and the audience the audience.

“If it takes a picture — of #MashedPotatoes or #TomatoSoup — to make society remember that the fossil fuel course is killing us all: then we’ll give you #MashedPotatoes in a picture!”

Protesters glued themselves to the floor at the Barberini Museum in Potsdam, Germany (Photo: Letzte Generation)
The expensive painting was poured with liquid mashed potatoes (Photo: Letzte Generation)

It comes after Just Stop Oil activists doused a priceless Vincent Van Gogh painting in the National Gallery with soup.

Activists entered a central London gallery on October 14 and threw a pile of food at the painting – the Dutch artist’s iconic Sunflowers – before taping themselves to the wall in their latest environmental protest.

After pouring soup on the painting, one of the protesters asked the crowd: “What is worth more – art or life?” Does it cost more than the food?

“More than justice?”

Just Stop Oil protesters damage another painting in London (Photo: Shutterstock)
A few weeks ago, two activists poured tomato soup over a Van Gogh painting (Photo: Shutterstock)

The incident followed a series of similar demonstrations organized by activist groups across Europe.

The news comes as Just Stop Oil protesters blocked the famous Abbey Road crossing in the same pose as The Beatles as they block traffic in London in their latest climate stunt.

At 1:00 p.m. today, members of the eco-mafia took to a pedestrian crossing in north-west London, continuing to wreak havoc on the capital’s roads.

The video shows the four protesters taking to a crosswalk and striking the pose made famous by The Beatles on the cover of their Abbey Road album.

Just Stop Oil protesters have been holding actions across London for the past 23 days (Photo: Vuk Valcic/ZUMA Press Wire/Shutterstock)

Just Stop Oil is a range of groups seeking to put pressure on the government to stop issuing new licenses and withdraw consents for fossil fuel exploration, production and development in the UK.

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Mashed potato thrown over £96,000,000 Monet painting