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Watch as militant climate activist glues himself to talk show desk – before security lift it away & tip him to the floor

THIS is the moment an eco-activist glued himself to a table during a live TV debate – forcing security to come in and tip him off.

Jelle de Graaf, who is connected with Extinction Rebellion, had been invited to speak on RTL 4’s programme Jinek about the climate activists who had stuck themselves to Vermeer’s painting The Girl with the Pearl Earring in The Hague.

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Jelle de Graaf had been invited to speak on a Dutch talk showCredit: Jinek, RTL
The Dutch eco-activist glues himself to the desk during the TV show

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The Dutch eco-activist glues himself to the desk during the TV showCredit: Jinek, RTL
Mr de Graaf smeared his hands in glue before slamming them down on the table

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Mr de Graaf smeared his hands in glue before slamming them down on the tableCredit: Jinek, RTL

During the discussion, he suddenly jumped up on the table, put glue on his hands and then slammed them down on the table top.

He then launched into a speech about the climate, talking about the hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis who have been displaced by the widespread floods.

The show’s security then appeared and approached the table in order to remove Mr de Graaf.

They tipped the table to one side, as the activist pleaded to keep filming instead of cutting to a commercial break as he feared for his safety.

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Staff then picked up the table top and carried the protester to the side of the studio.

They place one side of the table on the floor and tipped it over, causing Mr de Graaf to become unstuck and fall down to the side.

He continued to remonstrate with the security staff before they escorted off the set.

Mr de Graaf is a self-described “intersectional activist, campaigner and strategic advisor”.

He helped organise Extinction Rebellion’s action week which took place last year and is also involved in various grassroots organisations.

Environmentalists targeted the world-famous painting in the latest protest just a day ago.

Three protesters were arrested at the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague and fortunately the artwork was undamaged after the protest.

Onlookers at the museum were unimpressed by the action and visitors tried to drown out the “stupid” demonstration, telling the activists to “shut up” during a speech about the need to protect the environment.

PAINTING PROTEST

Footage posted online shows one protester appearing to glue his head to the glass covering the painting.

His accomplice then pours a tin of chopped tomatoes over his head.

The pair were then seen being taken away in handcuffs by the police, along with a third member of the group.

“Around 2 pm (1200 GMT) two people glued themselves to the Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer,” the Mauritshuis said in a statement.

THREE ARRESTS

“One person glued his head to the painting, which was behind glass, and the other person glued his hand to the green wall next to the painting. A third person threw an unknown substance at the painting.”

The museum added: “We have immediately inspected the painting, which was done by our restorers. Fortunately the painting… was not damaged.”

“Art is defenceless and to try and damage it for whichever cause, we strongly condemn it,” the Mauritshuis added.

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Dutch police said in a statement they had arrested three Belgian men in their 40s for damage to public property and were conducting a forensic investigation. They were being questioned.

Dutch Junior Minister for Culture Gunay Uslu said: “Everyone has the right to make a point. But please: leave our shared heritage alone. Attacking defenceless works of art is not the right way.”

The show's security carried the protester off set

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The show’s security carried the protester off setCredit: Jinek, RTL



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