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Activists who tried to glue themselves to a Munch painting in Oslo to be released

Activists who tried to glue themselves to a Munch painting in Oslo to be released
The three climate activists are charged with inflicting serious damage or complicity in inflicting serious damage. Photo by Perlinator / Pixabay

The three activists who were arrested on Friday when they tried to glue themselves to a Munch painting at the National Museum in Oslo are to be released, the newspaper Aftenposten reports.

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"The case will be investigated further by a different unit," police attorney Aase Schartum-Hansen told the newspaper.

The three activists are charged with inflicting serious damage or complicity in inflicting serious damage.

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READ MORE: Climate activists try to glue themselves to Norway's 'The Scream'

Two of the climate activists tried to glue themselves to Munch's painting "The Scream", while the third activist filmed the attempt.

One of the women has been questioned so far. However, Schartum-Hansen did not want to say what the woman said during the questioning.

According to the police, two of those arrested have taken part in protests in the past.

The environmental organization "Stop oil exploration!" (Norwegian: Stopp oljeletinga), an offshoot of the activist group Extinction Rebellion, was behind the protest.

The organisation told Tidens, a Norwegian culture magazine, that its intention was to "snap people out of their apathy" in order to "arrive at the conversation we want to have". 

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