Eco-protesters failed in their effort to glue themselves to the Scream painting in Norway.

Eco-protesters failed in their effort to glue themselves to the Scream painting in Norway.

Police said they have three people under ‘control’ at the National Museum of Norway

Two people have tried – and failed – to glue themselves to Edvard Munch’s 1893 masterpiece The Scream.

Norwegian police confirmed the foiled protest took place at a museum in Oslo this afternoon. No harm was reported to the painting, which depicts a waif-like figure appearing to scream.

Police said officers were called to the National Museum of Norway and had three people under ‘control’.

A third person filmed the pair trying to affix to the painting, Norwegian news agency NTB reported.

The room where the glass-protected painting is exhibited was ’emptied of the public and closed’ and will reopen as soon as possible, the museum said.

Police said there was glue residue on the glass mount following the stunt.

A video of the incident showed museum guards holding two activists with one shouting ‘I scream for people dying’ and another one shouts ‘I scream when lawmakers ignore science’ while a person was shielding the painting from the protesters.

Environmental activists from the Norwegian organisation Stopp oljeletinga – Norwegian for Stop Oil Exploration – were behind the protest, saying they ‘wanted to pressure lawmakers into stopping oil exploration’.

Norway is a major producer of offshore oil and gas.

Today’s protest is the latest episode in which climate activists have targeted famous paintings in European museums.

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